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13 May 1983 (USA) See more »
He's the last man on earth any woman needs - but every woman wants...
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Gere ... Jesse Lujack

Valérie Kaprisky ... Monica Poiccard

Art Metrano ... Birnbaum

John P. Ryan ... Lt. Parmental
William Tepper ... Paul
Robert Dunn ... Sgt. Enright
Garry Goodrow ... Tony Berrutti

Lisa Jane Persky ... Salesgirl (as Lisa Persky)

James Hong ... Grocer
Waldemar Kalinowski ... Tomachoff
Jack Leustig ... Highway Patrolman
Eugène Lourié ... Dr. Boudreaux (as Eugene Lourié)
Georg Olden ... Kid
Miguel Pinero ... Carlito

Henry G. Sanders ... Man with Pipe

Bruce Vilanch ... Man with Purse
Robert Mark Quesada ... Police Officer
Nora Gaye ... Vegas Girl
Andres Aybar ... Campus Aide (as Andrès Aybar)
Isabel Cooley ... Photographer
L. Jerry Greenberg ... Vendor

Javier Grajeda ... Boudreaux's Aide
Robert Snively ... Dour Professor
John Wyler ... Professor #2
Jeni Vici ... Stretch
Carl Munoz ... Man with Tire Iron (as Carl Muñoz)
Christopher White ... College Student

Brien Varady ... College Student

Keith Addis ... Vegas Sharpie #1
Martin Erlichman ... Vegas Sharpie #2
Peggy Ann Stevens ... Disco Girl
Raymond Bear ... Bodyguard
David Carson ... Mr. Andre (as D. Lee Carson)
Tracy McBride ... Thunderbird Lady
Jesse McBride ... Thunderbird Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Woman at the Hotel (uncredited)
Jennifer Leigh Rice ... (uncredited)
Bruce Scivally ... Student with Bicycle (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim McBride 
Writing credits
François Truffaut (story "A Bout De Souffle")

Jean-Luc Godard (screenplay "A Bout De Souffle")

L.M. Kit Carson (screenplay) &
Jim McBride (screenplay)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Martin Erlichman .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
Film Editing by
Robert Estrin 
Casting by
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
Costume Design by
J. Allen Highfill 
Production Management
Stuart Fleming .... unit production manager (as Stu Fleming)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Baran .... first assistant director
Debra Michaelson .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... design consultant
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... sound mixer
Destiny Borden .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
James Dehr .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Michael B. Aldava .... stunts
Mickey Alzola .... stunts
Rick Barker .... stunts
David Burton .... stunts
Diane Carter .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Bobby Clark .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator (as Everett L. Creach)
Everett Creach .... stunts
Laurie Creach .... stunts (as Lauri-Ann Creach)
Leonard P. Geer .... stunts (as Lenny Gear)
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Gene Johnston .... stunts
William T. Lane .... stunts
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Vicki Lynn .... stunts
Steve Maggio .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator
Bobby Byrne .... photographer: second unit
Michael J. Jacobs .... special unit photographer
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jaki Baskow .... las vegas casting
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Rachel Igel .... first assistant film editor
Music Department
Jack Baran .... music selection
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor: La Da Productions
Jeff Carson .... music editor: La Da Productions
Roger Kellaway .... composer: additional music
Stephen Paley .... music coordinator
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William Hogue .... transportation captain
Roger Wooge .... transportation
Other crew
Pauline Lomas .... stand-in
Ann Luly .... misc crew
Blaise Noto .... unit publicist
Nilo Otero .... production assistant
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Tom Shanks .... stand-in

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Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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The Thunderbird was the same car (resprayed) that starred in "Vega$" (1978).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
References "Let's Make a Deal" (1980)See more »
Blowin' In The WindSee more »


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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Gere at his flamboyant best, 25 August 2003
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

Richard Gere is quite simply the whole show in Breathless. To this day, this remains his most flamboyant performance of them all. He's immoral, yet charming and by sheer enthusiasm you can't help but root for this tragic character. The story seems to be a mere excuse to showcase Gere's charisma and sex appeal and he carries this movie as far as it can go.

Although this is hardly groundbreaking stuff, director Jim McBride seems to be an ample filmmaker. The film is filled with nice location photography and some flashy angles here and there.

I also dug the music score, shame there's no soundtrack album available anywhere. I recommend this film to anyone. Probably seen it over 20 times and I never get tired of it. Granted, I am a Richard Gere fan, but I also think this movie is truly entertaining.

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