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Breathless (1983)

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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Dunn ...
Sgt. Enright
Garry Goodrow ...
Tony Berrutti
Salesgirl (as Lisa Persky)
Waldemar Kalinowski ...
Jack Leustig ...
Highway Patrolman
Eugène Lourié ...
Dr. Boudreaux (as Eugene Lourié)
Georg Olden ...
Miguel Pinero ...
Man with Pipe


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

9 June 1983 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Sin aliento  »

Box Office


$19,900,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Nastassja Kinski was considered to play Monica. See more »


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 »


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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References Let's Make a Deal (1980) See more »


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Performed by Ismael Quintana / Eddie Palmieri
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an underrated film; Kapriskie and Grere are excellent
10 January 2003 | by (Millersville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is a good film which has been unfairly panned. The direction is excellent. Valerie Kapriskie does very well as Grere's love interest, and Grere himself, always willing to take an artistic risk, is superbly offbeat. The music is compelling and is used with genius, particulalry in the Santa Ana winds heat scene, where Kapriskie burns up the screen by simply slipping into a shoe. The chemistry between Kapriskie and Grere works. This should be a cult film.

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