The Breaks (2016 film)

The Breaks is a 2016 American television hip-hop drama film that chronicles the life of three friends during the early 1990s hip-hop scene. The film stars Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Afton Williamson, David Call and rapper Method Man.[2] Inspired by journalist Dan Charnas' book "The Big Payback", The Breaks was written and directed by Seith Mann and executive produced by Mann, Charnas, and Maggie Malina, along with Susan Levison and Bill Flanagan.

The Breaks
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Based on"The Big Payback" by Dan Charnas
Written bySeith Mann
Directed bySeith Mann
Music byDJ Premier[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production companyVH1 Productions
Original networkVH1
Original release
  • January 4, 2016 (2016-01-04)

The Breaks premiered on VH1 on January 4, 2016.[3]

On February 16, 2016, VH1 picked up The Breaks to become a full television series.



  1. ^ "DJ Premier Set To Score VH1's Upcoming Film 'The Breaks' Okayplayer". Okayplayer. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ Denise Petski. "Method Man Cast In VH1 Hip-Hop Movie 'The Breaks' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ "The Breaks". Retrieved 31 December 2015.

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