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      Breaking Point

      R Released Jun 2, 1976 1h 32m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After judo instructor Michael McBain (Bo Svenson) witnesses a murder, he offers to testify against the thugs working for construction manager Vincent Karbone (John Colicos). Despite being placed in the witness protection program, Michael and his large extended family are soon targeted by Vincent's men. Though some of Vincent's goons are sent to prison, the attacks against Michael continue. With the police unable to help, he is forced to turn to violent measures to protect himself. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The breaking point is the low bar this exploitation film crosses over. Rated: C Aug 17, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member So a judo master that is stalked by the mob after witnessing a murder gets his revenge by not using his judo to defeat them? Weird. And that judo master is a 6'5'' sweedish man. Even wierder. I do have to say this movie did a great job of building up the tension and frustration of being in a situation where you have to put your family in danger to be a witness against the mob (did that make sense?) 2009 Movies: 34 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member After watching Breaking Point I did some reading of outside reviews & people are really harsh to this movie. Personally for a low budget Canadian made revenge flix I thought it was pretty good. Hardly a classic of the genre & not Bob Clark's best work. If you want to split hairs as a follow up to Black Christmas it is fairly weak but it doesn't demand too much out of you & Im always a fan of what Canadian film makers were doing back in the day. Bob Svenson has never been a big name star but he does have screen presence & does add even if his projects aren't always up to par. Laughed my ass off @ Robert Culp who's a cop w/ absolutely no intuition. He basically signed everyone's death warrant trying to hunt his big fish. If I was Svenson I would have come hunting for his ass too just for putting his family's lives in jeopardy Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Clark's follow up to Black Christmas. Revenge film where the hunted becomes the hunter. May cause you to pause before cooperating with police, as repeated promises and assurances fail. Even witness protection unravels almost instantly. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Bo Svenson is McBain, who witnesses a mob murder and testifies. Robert Culp is the cop who keeps telling him everything will be alright, and keeps being wrong. A long portion of this film involves McBain going into witness protection, until he is found out and has to take the fight to the mob boss himself. A slow paced revenge film from the 70's directed by Bob Clark. Not by any stretch a "good" movie, but had its moments and was fun to watch. Notable for setting up the hero as a Judo teacher, but he never really uses any Judo against the bad guys. McBain!!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member So a judo master that is stalked by the mob after witnessing a murder gets his revenge by not using his judo to defeat them? Weird. And that judo master is a 6'5'' sweedish man. Even wierder. I do have to say this movie did a great job of building up the tension and frustration of being in a situation where you have to put your family in danger to be a witness against the mob (did that make sense?) 2009 Movies: 34 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Breaking Point follows the story of Michael played by Bo Svenson of orignal Walking Tall fame as he is walking home with his step son he witnesses a guy being attacked and killed when he agrees to testify he finds out it was a mob killing and now the mob will stop at nothing to make sure he doesnt go to court with the police unable to help and no amount of hideing keeping his family safe he takes matters into this own hands. Really good 70's thriller in the vein of Death Wish and directed by Bob Clark who was better know for movies Black Christmas and A Christmas Story this really worth checking out. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After judo instructor Michael McBain (Bo Svenson) witnesses a murder, he offers to testify against the thugs working for construction manager Vincent Karbone (John Colicos). Despite being placed in the witness protection program, Michael and his large extended family are soon targeted by Vincent's men. Though some of Vincent's goons are sent to prison, the attacks against Michael continue. With the police unable to help, he is forced to turn to violent measures to protect himself.
      Director
      Bob Clark
      Producer
      Bob Clark, Claude Héroux
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 2, 1976, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 22, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 32m