The Break


YEAR 1997
PRODUCED BY Sephyr Films, Film Stock Investment SA, Blue Dahlia Production, Tornasol Films SA
DIRECTED BY Robert Dornhelm
STARRING Stephen Rea, Alfred Molina, Rosana Pastor, Brendan Gleeson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Maria Doyle-Kennedy
MUSIC BY John Keane

Dowd, who’s IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio’s sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. When he learns they are planning a political assassination, he offers to help. His attraction to Monica contributes to his willingness to volunteer. However, the cops are closing in on him: can he make the hit, protect his new friends, and escape with Monica?

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