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Breakdown (2006)

In May 2006, filmmakers John Bolton and Errin Clutton were given eight days and eight hundred dollars to produce the made-for-television disaster film "Breakdown". Unfortunately, they spent... See full summary »

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John Bolton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Shyer ... Steve Johnson
Amanda Tapping ... Mary Johnson
Carly McKillip ... Shelly Johnson
Sonya Salomaa ... Prostitute
Garry Chalk ... The Mayor
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Homeless Man
William S. Taylor ... The Fire Chief
Michael Coleman ... Gurdeep Grewal
Kendall Cross ... The Reader
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In May 2006, filmmakers John Bolton and Errin Clutton were given eight days and eight hundred dollars to produce the made-for-television disaster film "Breakdown". Unfortunately, they spent the first seven days in casting. On the eighth day, they cut together "Breakdown" with the only footage they had - the video from the casting session. This is that film. Written by John Bolton

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A disaster film disaster

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2006 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Planets, Opus 32
by Gustav Holst
Performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Special thanks to Jeff Alexander, David Brown, Kristin Jamieson, Carri Toivanen
Recording courtesy of the Vancouver Musicians' Association VMA
Special thanks to Wayne Morris
Recording courtesy of Mark Tyson and the Magic Flute
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Pretty funny
27 January 2008 | by PunchBSee all my reviews

I saw this on Swedish TV. It was pretty funny, and a good parody of a typical disaster movie. The premise that it was all shots assembled from casting sessions was also pretty cool, and they utilized it well for comedic effect.

I wanted to make this short but sweet, but apparently it has to be 10 lines. There isn't that much to say about a 13 minute movie. As I said it was a parody so the whole point is, does the humor work? And it certainly does. I didn't expect a short made by unknowns to be funny, but it really was.

Catch it if you have the opportunity.


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