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Breezy (1973) Poster

(1973)

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When William Holden and Kay Lenz stroll along the beach boardwalk, a person they are passing who leans over the balustrade is director Clint Eastwood.
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Actresses Deborah Winters, Lauren Hutton, Cybill Shepherd, Tuesday Weld and Jo Ann Harris, the latter of whom had recently starred with Clint Eastwood in The Beguiled (1971), all were all considered for the lead female role of "Breezy", which was in the end cast with Kay Lenz.
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First film directed by Clint Eastwood in which he is also not an actor in it.
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First love story directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood would return to the romance genre around twenty-two years later for The Bridges of Madison County (1995) where this time Eastwood would also not only direct but appear in the romantic movie alongside Meryl Streep.
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This Clint Eastwood directed movie is, according to the DVD sleeve notes, "personally remembered as one of his favorite films".
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Notable Hollywood locations in California featured in the film included Laurel Canyon, Lookout Mountain, Nichols Canyon, Kirkwood Avenue, Topanga Canyon and the Pacific Coast Highway.
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The name of the dog, a German wire-haired pointer, was Sir Love-A-Lot. The pet was portrayed by a canine named "Earle".
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One of three 1973 Clint Eastwood movies first released in that year. The other films were Magnum Force (1973) and High Plains Drifter (1973).
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For a very long time, from around between 1973 and 1988, for about fifteen years, this picture was known as the only ever Clint Eastwood movie in which Eastwood did not also star.
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According to the book "Clint: A Retrospective" (2012) by Richard Schickel, Clint Eastwood liked the idea of working with William Holden. Schickel states that the film "confounded expectations and alienated many of Eastwood's fans".
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Playing Breezy, actress Kay Lenz is frequently seen in the film doing topless nudity.
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When Frank and Breezy go on their movie date, the film they attend is Clint Eastwood's previous picture High Plains Drifter (1973). Eastwood's image is on the poster for the western which can be seen outside the theater. Eastwood can also be seen in the film briefly at a marina.
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Third feature film directed by Clint Eastwood.
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The actual real full name of "Breezy" (Kay Lenz) was Edith Alice Breezerman.
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The movie was filmed during November and December 1972.
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The picture was filmed entirely in, near and around the environs of Hollywood.
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One of two early 1970s movies directed by Clint Eastwood which involved story-lines with provocative sexuality. This film featured a relationship between a seasoned man and a very young woman whilst Play Misty for Me (1971) featured a one night stand that escalated into violence.
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Fifth of fifteen collaborations of producer Robert Daley and director Clint Eastwood.
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Publicity for this picture, a romantic movie, stated that the film was a "now romance".
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Breakthrough film role of actress Kay Lenz.
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First major starring role in a motion picture for actress Kay Lenz.
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Unusual filming sites in Hollywood were location recced and scouted for this picture.
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After this movie, Clint Eastwood would not direct another picture without also appearing in it until 1988's Bird (1988), a gap of around fifteen years.
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Actress Kay Lenz was cast in the film after producer Robert Daley and director Clint Eastwood saw Lenz in the tele-film 'Movie of the Week' The Weekend Nun (1972).
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Actor William Holden was cast in this picture having formerly been a leading man in such Hollywood romance movies of the 1950s as Sabrina (1954), The Moon Is Blue (1953) and Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955). Publicity for Breezy (1973) stated that the film continued the "Holden Romantic Tradition".
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Second and final of two films that son Scott Holden, as an actor, made with his father, actor William Holden. The first had been the latter's previous cinema film The Revengers (1972).
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The location setting of flower-child Breezy (Kay Lenz)'s hippie commune was Laurel Canyon. According to Danny Peary's book "Guide for the Film Fanatic" (1987), Clint Eastwood actually liked the counterculture character figure of 'Breezy'.
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Danny Peary in his book "Guide for the Film Fanatic" (1987) states "not many people paid attention to the film upon release" whilst Richard Schickel in his book "Clint: A Retrospective" (2012) states that the film in theaters "came and went virtually without notice".
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Third billed was actor Roger C. Carmel. Clint Eastwood was later Mayor of Carmel, a small Californian city in Monterey County with Roger's namesake, between 1986-1988. This movie was Roger C. Carmel's only ever film with Eastwood.
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The film's title "Breezy" refers to the nickname of the title character played by Kay Lenz.
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The film was not theatrically released until November 1973 which was around eleven months after principal photography had wrapped in December 1972.
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According to the DVD sleeve notes, the film "... shot the same year as [Clint Eastwood's] High Plains Drifter (1973)".
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Second and final of two Clint Eastwood films written by Jo Heims as a credited screenwriter. The first had been Play Misty for Me (1971). Heims also apparently co-wrote uncredited on Dirty Harry (1971). Heims was also billed as an associate producer on Breezy (1973).
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Actress Kay Lenz was about nineteen years of age when she appeared in this movie whilst actor William Holden was about fifty-five years. The characters they played were stated as being seventeen and fifty years respectively. As such, the age difference between the characters was thirty-three years but the real age difference between the actors at the time was about thirty-eight years, almost four decades.
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Star Billing: William Holden was top billed first, Kay Lenz received second billing.
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The production shoot for this picture ran for five weeks.
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Kay Lenz's father was a San Francisco disc jockey. Director Clint Eastwood had recently portrayed a DJ in Play Misty for Me (1971) only a couple of years earlier.
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Many of the production crew were selected from personnel who had worked with Clint Eastwood before.
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Director Cameo 

Clint Eastwood:  Uncredited, as a man wearing a white jacket leaning on a pier at a marina.
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