Breakfast of Champions (film) Dwayne Hoover, the leader of a vast financial empire which controls Midland City, is on the verge of a midlife crisis. As his identity as the most respected man in the city begins to unravel in his own mind, he meets an impoverished writer, Kilgore Trout, in town for a fine-arts festival. Their worlds collide, and Midland City will never be the same. Directed by Alan Rudolph. Limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto on September 17, 1999. Stars Bruce Willis (Dwayne Hoover), Albert Finney (Kilgore Trout), Nick Nolte (Harry Le Sabre), Barbara Hershey (Celia Hoover), Glenne Headley (Francine Pefko), Omar Epps (Wayne Hoobler). 110 min. From the classic novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The filmmakers picked Twin Falls, Idaho, as the ideal location to be Midland City. Released on video in 2000.