Burt Reynolds in Breaking In () Lorraine Toussaint and Sheila Kelley in Breaking In () Burt Reynolds and Casey Siemaszko in Breaking In (). Breaking In is a American crime comedy film directed by Bill Forsyth, written by John Sayles, and stars Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko and Lorraine. Breaking In may refer to: Breaking In ( film), an American crime comedy; Breaking In ( film), an American thriller; Breaking In (TV series), a sitcom.
An aging cat burglar takes on a young protege in this comedy. Though the young man is green and a bit wild, the seasoned pro (Burt Reynolds). "Breaking In" is not that good, but it has some of the same qualities, especially in the way the characters play their own games by their own. Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.