Breakfast of Champions (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Breakfast of Champions (1999)



Critic Consensus: The movie is overwhelmed by its chaotic visual effects and disjointed storyline.

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Movie Info

Dwayne Hoover, the most respected businessman in Midland City, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown- yet his identity as the leader of the town's financial empire continues to flourish as he slowly descends from semi-sanity into madness. At the same time, Kilgore Trout, a misunderstood, impoverished writer is making a cross-country odyssey to Midland City to be the guest of honor at the town's first fine arts festival. In search of answers in his crumbling world and in desperation to hear a new voice, Dwayne Hoover attends the festival. When Hoover and Trout finally meet their two worlds collide, setting forth a ripple of events that will alter both men's lives- along with Midland City forever.


Bruce Willis
as Dwayne Hoover
Albert Finney
as Kilgore Trout
Nick Nolte
as Harry Le Sabre
Barbara Hershey
as Celia Hoover
Omar Epps
as Wayne Hoobler
Glenne Headly
as Francine Pefko
Diane Willson Dick
as Rosemary Garr
Lukas Haas
as Bunny Hoover
Ken Hudson Campbell
as Eliot Rosewater/Gilbert
Jake Johannsen
as Bill Bailey
Owen Wilson
as Monte Rapid
Alison Eastwood
as Maria Maritimo
Shawnee Smith
as Bonnie MacMahon
Keith Joe Dick
as Vernon Garr
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
as Commercials Director
Alexa Robbins
as Art Hostess Kaye
Debra Dusay
as Art Hostess Faye
Tom Robbins
as Pesky Weber
Buck Henry
as Fred T. Barry
Vicki Lewis
as Grace Le Sabre
Bill Nagel
as EPA Lawyer
Raymond O'Connor
as Rabo Karebekian
Tisha Sterling
as Beatrice Keedsler
Matt Callahan
as Zeke the Gas Station Attendant
Greg Walker
as Highway Patrolman
Greg Moore
as Porn Store Patron
David Blampied
as NY Policeman/Prison Guard
Thomas Patrice
as NY Policewoman
Danielle Kennedy
as Motel Clerk
Nicolas Small
as Young Boy
Denise Simone
as `Blue Monday' Housewife
Russell Wilson
as `Blue Monday' Doctor
Scott Beauchemin
as `Trypepton' Husband
Kassandra Kay
as `Trypepton' Wife
Ken Odom
as `Prodigal Life' Husband
Erica Evans
as `Prodigal Life' Wife
David Kyle
as `Prodigal Life' Child
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Critic Reviews for Breakfast of Champions

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (18)

Structurally, the film is a mess: on screen, the novel's digressive, anecdotal narrative seems directionless and muddled.

June 18, 2012

Boring cinema.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A misfire.

January 1, 2000

Breakfast of Champions is a spectacular failure.

January 1, 2000

A long series of misfires in writing and acting.

January 1, 2000

Tasteless adaptation makes for flaky Breakfast.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Breakfast of Champions

Want to watch a movie with no point, this is it. Can't believe Bruce Willis would stoop so low as to do this film, did he really think this was going to be a hit. 0 stars It Sucked/ 9-15-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

WARNING: Any attempts at adapting the contents of this novel to the silver screen may be hazardous to your career. I move for a vote of No Confidence

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


Bruce Willis was fun in the movie, but I think his likability rapidly decreases when he thinks nothing matters anymore. Nick Nolte's cross dressing is annoying. Still, the film was entertaining.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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