Breakfast of Champions

Does anybody know why, after being in release for over 7 weeks, the movie Breakfast of Champions is still only being shown at 7 theaters nationwide? It has to have had a big budget, with stars like Bruce Willis, Albert Finney, Nick Nolte, Barbara Hershey and Glenne Headly; yet in its limited release, has only taken in $136,000 dollars.

This movie was based on one of my all time favorite books (by Kurt Vonnegut, for the uninitiated). While I am sadly resigned to the fact that it is probably no better than the other Vonnegut books that have been translated to film (I actually liked Slaughterhouse Five), I would still like to see it, but it isn’t playing anywhere near me.

Anybody got any idea what Buena Vista is thinking?


“Believe those who seek the truth.
Doubt those who find it.” --Andre Gide

It was a very poor adaption that haddent the vision nor direction of the book, and they’re imbarressed!

Mmm hehe um yah jack am coke, yah yah, vodka- Keith Richards

Little Chocolate Doughnuts!

Remind us, briefly, what “Breakfast of Champions” is about.

Whenver I try to remember, all I can think of is “Heart of a Champion” by TC Boyle.

Maybe they’re trying to do a “Blair Witch”: show it in limited release to build buzz, and steadily open it up at more theaters. Just a WAG.

I liked Slaughterhouse 5, too. (The movie that is. Of course I liked the book) Also, the Mother Night movie was good.

FYI, Breakfast of Champions is about Dwayne Hoover going crazy and the non-famous SF writer Kilgore Trout coming to Midland City, IN and running into him at the worst possible moment.

Plunging like stones from a slingshot on Mars.

Can of Mountain Dew and a Snickers.

All the major breakfast food groups:
protein (“Packed with Peanuts”)