Sweet-tempered and easily dismissed, BREAKOUT is assembly line fare about a lad's trust in his father, an inventor. Dispensing good clean inanity, it offers kiddie kick-boxing, lummox villains, and homilies about teamwork.
Gizmo-fancying Joe Hadley (J. Evan Bonifant) admires his father, Zack (Robert Carradine), an engineer involved in a top-secret project for investor Larry Hwang (James Hong). Already concerned about industrial theft, Zack grows short-tempered at Joe's efforts to peek in his basement workshop.
Unbeknownst to Zack, Larry is a point man for an oil conglomerate determined to thwart Zack's breakthrough, a super battery for powering electric cars....