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Breakdown (1997)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 May 1997 (USA)
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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Rated R for strong violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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2 May 1997 (USA)  »

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A félelem országútján  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,307,128 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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$50,129,186 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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Kurt Russell has starred with J.T. Walsh three times before, in Tequila Sunrise (1988), Backdraft (1991) and Executive Decision (1996). See more »

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When Earl stops to pick up Jeff after he gets the ransom money, he stops his truck in front of a railroad crossing. When he pulls away, there is no railroad crossing in sight. See more »

Quotes

Billy, Gang Member: [to Jeff] If some hotshot fuck like you ain't watching his bottom line, it'd be the FIRST time in history!
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Walking Out The Back Door
(1997)
Written by Jeffrey Pescetto
Performed by Robbyn Kirmsse
Produced by Jeffrey Pescetto
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27 February 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This is great! The action and intensity never let up for a second. Kurt Russell gives a riveting performance as the hero in search of his missing wife, and JT Walsh is a fine bad guy.

You will keep yourself on the edge of your seat the entire time and will not want to turn it off, even at the end. It's that good. I promise.

If you like intensity and good movies, rent this one. You will not regret it.

*** out of ****


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