Breakdown Movie Review 1996

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Jeff (Russell) and Amy (Quinlan) are high-falootin' Easterners on their way to San Diego when their car breaks down somewhere in the vast Southwest. When a trucker (Walsh) stops and offers to take Amy to the next stop while Jeff guards their yuppie treasure trove, they accept willingly. Inconvenience soon turns to terror when Jeff gets the car started, drives to meet his wife and finds her nowhere in sight. Spotting the truck by the side of the road, he confronts the trucker with the cops only to have him deny ever having seen them before. Thus begins the frantic hunt. Russell's descent from dismay to panic to resolve is grippingly played. You may know where it's going, but the fun is in getting there.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Big Rigs, Adventure Drama, Missing Persons, Mystery & Suspense, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Revenge, Strippers
Jonathan Mostow
Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J.T. Walsh, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, Rex Linn, Ritch Brinkley, Kim Robillard
Doug Milsome
Jonathan Mostow
Basil Poledouris
Martha De Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis, Jonathan Fernandez, Harry Colomby, Spelling Films International, Paramount Pictures

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