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Breathless (1983)

When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end?

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Birnbaum
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Lt. Parmental
William Tepper ...
Robert Dunn ...
Sgt. Enright
Garry Goodrow ...
Tony Berrutti
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Salesgirl (as Lisa Persky)
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Grocer
Waldemar Kalinowski ...
Tomachoff
Jack Leustig ...
Highway Patrolman
Eugène Lourié ...
Dr. Boudreaux (as Eugene Lourié)
Georg Olden ...
Kid
Miguel Pinero ...
Carlito
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Man with Pipe
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Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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He's the last man on earth any woman needs... and every woman wants.


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13 May 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sin aliento  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,384,369, 15 May 1983

Gross USA:

$19,910,002
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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and John Travolta were considered for the lead role. See more »

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At the start, when Jesse is driving the stolen Porsche to L.A, he is seen taking off his jacket. the next shot is a shot from behind, which shows him with his jacket still on. In the shot after that, he is seen continuing to take off his jacket. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Lujack: I say Monica, you ever been to Mexico, honey?
Jesse Lujack: I say Monica, darlin', you coming to Mexico with me?
Jesse Lujack: Monica, you coming to Mexico with me!
Jesse Lujack: Me and Monica!
Jesse Lujack: Cos I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be!
Jesse Lujack: Mon-Monica and me!
Jesse Lujack: Me and Monica! Yeah, me and Monica go to Méjico!
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Caca De Vaca
Performed by Joe King Carrasco (as Joe 'King' Carrasco)
Pink Chance Music
Hannibal Records, Inc.
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Sad ending but lots of sex!!
10 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Picture 1992, a 12 year old girl reading British Vouge they talking about steaming love seances and they mentioned this movie. x-mas 1992. The play Breathless on BBC2. I watch it and this started by love of Richard Gere.

Richard plays a street punk Jesse, that shots a cop. Jesse flees to be with a Fench lady hes in love with. Jesse breaks into Monica's flat and showers the part of this movie he shows his penis.!!! Breathless shows the hardship a street punk, thats madly in love with a normal French lady that has goals in life. After they have sex, Monica turns away and she knows she messing with her good life for a street punk."Jesse I don't know what you want from me. I love you but I don't want to love you, you don't fit into my plans in my life". Monica is torn from her job and wasteing it with Jesse.

If you haven't seen Breathless I won't say more,even not likening Richard Gere. Watch Breathless this underrated movie. I do cry at the end evey bloody time. I am now 30, I would say I have seen Breathless 20 or 30 times.


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