'Break' is a stylistic noir drama about an introverted hit man named Frank who is contracted to carry out an unusual job. When the city's crime boss, known only as "The Man", discovers that he's terminally ill, he enlists Frank to carry out his own assassination. "The Man", however, is selfish and jealous, and doesn't want to die alone, and makes it clear to Frank that he is to take out the woman he loves in addition to himself. When Frank discovers that The Woman is his own long lost lover, Frank alters the job making himself the next mark. In an action-packed Kill Bill style chain of character-driven events, riddled with dark humor and visual spectacle, Frank and The Woman take on the many enemies set out before them before they can free themselves from The Man's jealous grip.
Break is one of the last films that David Carradine, of Kill Bill fame, starred in before his unfortunate and untimely death.
Break director, Marc Clebanoff credits Carradine as instrumental in bringing MarialArts to the maintream: "he's one of the instrumental elements that helped make that happen," said Clebanoff. "He helped put [Martial Arts] on the map and make it something that's very recognizable and mainstream."