Breakfast of Champions (film)  

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Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..

Bruce Willis stars as Dwayne Hoover, a car dealer who is quickly losing touch with himself and reality. Albert Finney plays science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a character who appears in several of Vonnegut's other stories. Nick Nolte plays Dwayne's cross-dressing business associate Harry LeSabre. Omar Epps is cast as Wayne Hoobler, a black jailbird attempting to work on Dwayne's lot. Lukas Haas makes a cameo as Bunny, Dwayne's homosexual son, who, in the novel, plays piano in the lounge at the Holiday Inn. For legal reasons, in the film Bunny instead plays at the AmeriTel Inn.

Much of the film was shot in and around Twin Falls, Idaho.

Kurt Vonnegut makes a one-line cameo as a TV commercial director.

Vonnegut's reaction

At the close of the Harper Audiobook edition of Breakfast of Champions, there is brief conversation between Vonnegut and long-time friend and attorney, Donald C. Farber in which the two, among jokes, disparage this loose film adaptation of the book as "painful to watch."

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