The Break-Up


1h 45m 2006

Brief Synopsis

When Brooke, an art dealer, and Gary, a tour-bus driver, finally call it quits in their relationship, neither is willing to move out of their shared condo. With their friends suggesting a series of underhanded tactics that fail to get either Brooke or Gary to cave in, the only solution is to become hostile roommates.

Film Details

Also Known As
Break Up, The, rupture
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Pushed to the breaking-point after their latest, "why can't you do this one little thing for me?" argument, art dealer Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary, who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple's friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves. But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, the dirty clothes stacked in the kitchen cupboards and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of the night, Brooke begins to realize that what she may be really fighting for isn't so much the place but the person.

Crew

Arthur Adams

Song

Arthur Adams

Song Performer

Olivier Agostini

Office Production Assistant

Michael Ahasay

Special Effects Technician

Ulrika Akander

Dialogue Editor

Todd Michael Amateau

Assistant Director

Jon Anderson

Song

Terry Anderson

Assistant Costume Designer

Harold Arlen

Song

Bianca Arvin

Assistant

Kenny Ascher

Song

Kyle Badgley

Stand-In

Glen Ballard

Song

Noah Banks

Rigging Electrician

Barry Barclay

Production Coordinator

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Frank Battaglia

Special Effects Technician

Terry Baughman

Foreman

Jacqueline Beatka

Set Costumer

Jeremy Beiermann

Assistant Production Coordinator

Roger M Berkley

Video Assist/Playback

Stuart Besser

Unit Production Manager

Stuart Besser

Executive Producer

Juel Bestrop

Casting Director

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Peter Billingsley

Executive Producer

Crista Birgy

Accounting Assistant

Jane Blank

Seamstress Supervisor

Andrew Blau

Production Coordinator

Richard A Bond

Rigging Grip

Bono

Song

Adam Boor

Stage Manager

Michael T Brady

Stunts

Julian Bratolyubov

Music Arranger

Laura J Breakey

Assistant

Jon Brion

Original Music

Jon Brion

Music Producer

Al Broadbent

Painter

Richard Brown

Rigging Grip

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Joe Bucaro

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

David V Butler

Dialogue Editor

Kenny Cabrera

Craft Service

Rick Canelli

Adr

Joe Carpita

Loader

Chad Catuara

Electrician

Patrick Caulfield

Key Costumer

Nancy Cavallaro

Set Costumer

Dorival Caymmi

Song

Cindy Ceglarek

Accounting Assistant

David J Chamerski

Assistant Property Master

Brian Cho

Art Department Coordinator

Daniel Clancy

Set Decorator

Kimberly M Clancy

Art Department

Adam Clayton

Song

Aya-nikole Cook

Production Assistant

Theodore Corso

Special Effects Technician

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

William D'ambra

Property Master

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunts

Mitchell Dauterive

Production Supervisor

John Deacon

Song

Michael P Deal

Transportation Captain

Paul Demarte

Assistant Camera

Greg Dennen

Score Recording

Jeff Dieter

On-Set Dresser

Bruce Divalerio

Construction Coordinator

Tracy Dixon

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Teri E. Dorman

Dialogue Editor

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

Eric Alan Edwards

Director Of Photography

Ryan Evans

Special Effects Technician

Rebecca Ewing

Set Production Assistant

Ann Farina

Song

Johnny Farina

Song Performer

Johnny Farina

Song

Santo Farina

Song

Santo Farina

Song Performer

Karen Faust

Accounting Assistant

Danny Ferrone

Set Production Assistant

James Fierro

Stunts

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Eric Flickinger

Sound Recordist

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Fred Folmer

Dolly Grip

Cameron Frankley

Sound Supervisor

Cameron Frankley

Sound Design

Stacey Frederik

Apprentice Editor

Paul Freeman

Song Performer

Paul Freeman

Song

John Friday

Generator Operator

Francisco Galan

Song

Dan Garde

Music Editor

Jeremy Garelick

Screenplay

Jeremy Garelick

Story By

Jeremy Garelick

Coproducer

Harry Garfield

Song

Harry Garfield

Song Performer

Lori Ann Gerdisch

Stand-In

Olivia Giachino

Editorial Production Assistant

Lance Gilbert

Stunts

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Karen Gilchrist

Assistant

Lisa Gillespie

Sound

Stephanie Gilliam

Set Designer

Joseph H Gilmartin

Rigging Grip

Dennis J Glynn

Production Assistant

Thomas J Glynn

On-Set Dresser

Ruth Goff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sean Graham

Stunts

Sandra Granovsky

Assistant Editor

Steven Gryb

Foreman

Clare Hallworth

Costume Designer

Nina Hallworth

Costume Designer

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Jaime Harlan

Casting Assistant

Mark Harper

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Kimberly Harris

Adr Editor

James M Hartnett

Rigging Grip

James Haworth

Electrician

Barry Hay

Song

Joseph Hicks

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Aaron C Holden

Props Assistant

Trevor Horn

Song

John Hudecek

Dolly Grip

Evin Huntemann

Grip

John Isbell

Associate Producer

Nina Jack

Assistant Director

Gregory A Jackson

Assistant Camera

Rich Jacques

Song

Rich Jacques

Song Performer

Jason Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

Timothy Jipping

Grip

Matthew R Johnson

Grip

Tom H. Johnson

Other

Michelle Johnston

Choreographer

Darnell Jones

Transportation Co-Captain

Charley Jordan

Stand-In

Ryan Juggler

Foley Editor

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Jonathan Karp

Music Editor

Randy Kelley

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Kennedy

Visual Effects Producer

William D Kennedy

Special Effects Foreman

Alyssa Kim

Costumer

Jonathan Kinnas

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Timber Kislan

Accountant

Joyce Kogut

Costume Supervisor

George Kohut

Camera Operator

Greg Koller

Music Scoring Mixer

George Kooymans

Song

Tom Kramer

Music Editor

Peter Kuttner

Assistant Camera

Martha Lafage

Assistant Location Manager

Stacy Laiderman

Production Assistant

Marvin Laird

Song

Anne Laoparadonchai

Costumer

Ted E Larkowski

Transportation Coordinator

Jay Lavender

Coproducer

Jay Lavender

Screenplay

Jay Lavender

Story By

Meredith Lavender

Assistant

Andrew James Laws

Production Designer

Ron Leahy

Rigging Electrician

Dan Lebental

Editor

Ai Ling Lee

Sound Effects Editor

Shannon White Lee

Set Production Assistant

Shawn Lee

Song

Shawn Lee

Song Performer

Christie Leensvaart

Stand-In

Rick Lefevour

Stunts

Kevin Leffler

Apprentice Editor

Angela Levin

Makeup Artist

Eric Lipe

Office Production Assistant

Jill S Litwin

Set Production Assistant

Abby Lorts

Location Assistant

Robert D Lucas

Foreman

Kathryn A Madden

Medic

Gunnar Madsen

Music Arranger

Dominic Mango

Hair

Quentin Matthys

On-Set Dresser

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting Director

Louisa Mchugh

Camera

Rachel Mcintyre

Production Assistant

Matt Mckinney

Office Production Assistant

G Patrick Mcmahon

Coordinator

Patrick Mcmahon

Editorial Production Assistant

Chris Mcmillan

Hair Stylist

John Medlen

Stunts

Freddie Mercury

Song

Paul Meylink

Storyboard Artist

Jon Michaels

Assistant Sound Editor

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Darryl Miller

Grip

Don Miller

Best Boy Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Break Up, The, rupture
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 2, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 17, 2006

Based on an original idea by Vince Vaughn.

Project was in turnaround from Revolution Studios who paid mid-six figures for the pitch by Jay Lavender and Jeremy Garelick.

Literary Sale Date: 10/20/2003

Universal Pictures outbid other studios and reportedly paid $2.25 million for the spec script by Jay Lavender and Jeremy Garelick.

Released in United States Summer June 2, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 17, 2006