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Breezy (1973)

A young girl tries to find her way in life, suffering from her own naivety and sincerity.


Clint Eastwood


Jo Heims
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... Frank Harmon
Kay Lenz ... Breezy
Roger C. Carmel ... Bob Henderson
Marj Dusay ... Betty Tobin
Joan Hotchkis Joan Hotchkis ... Paula Harmon
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Marcy (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Norman Bartold ... Man in Car
Lynn Borden ... Overnight Date
Shelley Morrison ... Nancy Henderson
Dennis Olivieri Dennis Olivieri ... Bruno
Eugene Peterson Eugene Peterson ... Charlie
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Police Officer
Richard Bull ... Doctor
Johnnie Collins III Johnnie Collins III ... Norman
Don Diamond ... Maitre'D


Breezy (Kay Lenz) is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon (William Holden). Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall, unexpectedly, in love with her. Written by Kelly

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Her name is Breezy, and love was all they had in common


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


According to the DVD sleeve notes, this movie "... shot the same year as (Clint Eastwood's) High Plains Drifter (1973)". See more »


In the scene when Frankie and Breezy are walking down the boardwalk and pass Director Clint Eastwood, he is standing to the left of the post. As they continue walking, they pass a couple at the next post. In the next camera angle high above, Director Clint Eastwood is still leaning over the railing, but now he is to the right of the post, and the couple just passed by, are no longer even on the boardwalk. See more »


Frank Harmon: I feel a terrible sense of loss. I wish it could have been more.
Betty Tobin: It was. I wish you could have been there.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »


Breezy's Song
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
Vocal by Shelby Flint
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Pleasant and diverting...
29 November 1999 | by robert.t.moranSee all my reviews

The late William Holden provides further proof of his considerable acting talent in this sleeper film from 1973. Kay Lenz and the supporting cast members are also enjoyable. This is a refreshingly low-key romantic drama and doesn't have much comic relief, but it's still a good movie. It is also a change from director Clint Eastwood's more violent films. I don't remember hearing any objectionable four-letter words and I don't remember any violence. The lush scenery is an appropriate backdrop for the main characters' unlikely love affair. I should mention that there is nudity in the film. Kay Lenz appears topless several times. If you don't like brief nudity (which occurs several times), you may want to pass on this film.

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Release Date:

22 February 1974 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Malpaso Company See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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