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Breaker High
Breaker High Title Screen.jpg
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Cori Stern
Directed by John Bell
George Erschbamer
Arvi Liimatainen
Don McCutcheon
Ron Oliver
David Winning
Starring Kyle Alisharan
Terri Conn
Ryan Gosling
Wendi Kenya
Tyler Labine
Scott Vickaryous
Persia White
Rachel Wilson
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Jeremy Sweet
Michael Whittaker
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 44
Executive producer(s) Lance H. Robbins
Haim Saban
James Shavick
Producer(s) Victoria Woods
Cinematography Larry Lynn
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Shavick Entertainment
Saban Entertainment
Distributor Saban International
Original network YTV (Canada)
UPN Kids (USA)
Fox Kids (UK)
Original release September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) – March 30, 1998 (1998-03-30)

Breaker High is a Canadian-American teen comedy-drama series that ran from 1997 to 1998, airing on YTV in Canada and on UPN's weekday "Kids" block in the United States. The series was created by Cori Stern, while Sci-Fi veteran David Winning directed the pilot and seven episodes of the series.


The series is set at a high school located on a cruise ship (equivalent to the real Semester at Sea program), allowing the episodes to be set in different exotic locations, although the series was, in fact, filmed entirely in Burnaby, British Columbia. Like most series of its kind, it featured events such as dating, finances, and friendship, although as a daytime series, it tended to steer away from the "tougher" situations outlined in other primetime teen dramas at the time.

Cast and characters

The cast consisted primarily of eight high school kids, with a few additional actors portraying adult characters.

  • Alex Pineda - Played by Kyle Alisharan.
  • Ashley Dupree - Played by Terri Conn.
  • Sean Stanley Hanlon - Played by Ryan Gosling.
  • Cassidy Cartwright - Played by Wendi Kenya.
  • Jimmy Mortimor Farrell - Played by Tyler Labine.
  • Max Ballard - Played by Scott Vickaryous.
  • Denise Williams - Played by Persia White.
  • Tamira Goldstein - Played by Rachel Wilson.
  • Ana Mitchell - The kids' teacher. Played by Anne Openshaw.
  • Captain Ballard - The captain of the ship, school principal and Max's father. Played by Andrew Airlie.
  • Tony Gifford - The student activities counselor. Played by Richard Ian Cox.
  • Nigel Mumford - The cook. Played by Bernard Cuffling.

Episode list

  1. "Sun Ahso Rises"
  2. "Pranks for the Memories"
  3. "Mayhem on the Orient Distress"
  4. "Don't Get Curried Away"
  5. "Kenya Dig It?"
  6. "Tomb with a View"
  7. "Radio Daze"
  8. "Beware of Geeks Baring Their Gifts"
  9. "Belly of the Beast"
  10. "Rooming Violations"
  11. "Chateau L'Feet J'mae"
  12. "Out with the Old, In with the Shrew"
  13. "Tamira is Another Day"
  14. "For Pizza's Sake"
  15. "Kissin' Cousins"
  16. "The Caber Guy"
  17. "When In Rome..."
  18. "Silence of the Lamborghini"
  19. "All Seeing Bull's Eye"
  20. "Squall's Well that Ends Well"
  21. "That Lip-Synching Feeling"
  22. "Yoo Hoo, Mr. Palace Lifeguard"
  23. "Two Seans Don't Make a Right"
  24. "Tamira Has Two Faces"
  25. "Swiss You Were Here"
  26. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Post Office"
  27. "Some You Win, Some You Luge"
  28. "Stowing Pains"
  29. "Moon Over Tamira"
  30. "He Shoots, He Scores"
  31. "Jimmy Behaving Badly"
  32. "Regret Me Nots"
  33. "New Kids on the Deck"
  34. "Six Degrees of Humiliation" (Part 1)
  35. "Don't Go Breakin' My Art" (Part 2)
  36. "Worth Their Waste in Gold"
  37. "The Deck's Files"
  38. "Rasta La Vista"
  39. "Max-He-Can Hat Dance"
  40. "Kiss of the Shy-er Woman"
  41. "Lord of the Butterflies"
  42. "Chile Dog"
  43. "Heartbreaker High"
  44. "To Kill a Mocking Nerd"


The series currently airs on MTV and MTV2 in Canada.

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