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Breakdown (I) (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  2 May 1997 (USA)
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A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

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Jeff and Amy Taylor are moving to California and must drive across the country. When they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with hardly anyone or anything around, their trip comes to a sudden halt. Amy had taken a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, Jeff becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave Amy the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her. Now Jeff must attempt to find his wife, who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. But who can he trust? Written by Anonymous

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diner | jeep | desert | highway | missing wife | See more »

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Rated R for strong violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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2 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A félelem országútján  »

Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£589,478 (UK) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

£2,020,938 (UK) (29 May 1998)
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Film composer Basil Poledouris had to record two scores for the film because the first one was rejected. See more »

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When Jeff see Earl with a gun by the river, the cameraman is visible in the rear-view mirror, as he's sitting directly behind him. See more »

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Jeff: [pointing a gun at Red] You'd better pray she's still alive.
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Has It's Faults, But Boredom Is Not One Of Them
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An action-suspense R-rated movie featuring Kurt Russell and a bunch of evil kidnappers and extortioners who keep you riveted to your seat wondering what is going to happen next.

The story has no lulls and when it's over, you're worn out because of the high intensity action start-to-finish. It's actually a little too much.

Yes, it has it's implausible parts, and the language - mainly by Russell - could be cleaned up considerably - but it's so involving a story you get lost in it. It's decently filmed, too, particularly with the desert scenery in the beginning. J. T. Walsh makes an excellent villain, too.


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