A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
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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
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When Jesse breaks into Monica's house, the book he uses to support the vase with the yellow flower is a copy of "Learning From Las Vegas" by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour, one of the most influential books in the emergence of postmodern architecture. See more »
After Monica puts on the pink dress and climbs into Jesse's car, they take off. As they're driving, they zoom over a hill in the road, and they are viewed from the back. You can see that Monica's necklace has become unfastened. See more »
"Don't F-U-C-K with the L.A.P.D."
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Richard Gere in a cheesy remake of a '60s French nouvelle vague classic? Sounds like it should really suck, right?
Wrong. Turns out that Jim McBride's "Breathless" one of the best American films of the '80s. Electric performances, superb use of music, and direction with great zip and flair. The fact that this still gets so many negative reviews proves that, even now, most people simply don't get it. The main thing is Gere's performance - you'll either love his preening, irrepressible arrested adolescent, or find him grating. I think it's the performance of his career. This is one of Tarantino's favourite movies, and although it's not really anything like a QT movie, you can see why it appeals to him. I was all set to hate it, but by the end I loved it. Check it out, and decide for yourself.
Oh, and not even LA in the height of summer is anything like as hot as Valerie Kaprisky.
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