Breakdown

Breakdown

Director: Jonathan Mostow Cast: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan

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Overview

In this suspense thriller, a man discovers the unexpected danger of trusting a good Samaritan. Jeff Taylor (Kurt Russell) and his wife Amy (Kathleen Quinlan) are driving through the New Mexico desert en route to California when an incident with a lunatic driver causes their jeep to break down in the middle of nowhere. Jeff is trying to fix the vehicle when an apparently friendly truck driver, Red Barr (J.T. Walsh), stops by to offer help. Red tells the couple that there's a diner a few miles down the road where they can call for help; Jeff decides to stay with the car while Amy hops a ride with Red to see if she can find a mechanic to help them. After a long wait, Jeff is able to get the jeep running again, and he discovers that the diner is indeed a few miles down the road. But everyone there claims they've seen no sign of Amy, and Red claims to know nothing about picking her up. When Jeff attempts to file a missing person's report, he discovers mysterious disappearances are disturbingly common in this stretch of the desert; he soon realizes that someone has kidnapped his wife, but he's not sure who, or for what purpose.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/1998
UPC: 0097363345411
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Jeff Taylor
J.T. Walsh Red Barr
Kathleen Quinlan Amy Taylor
M.C. Gainey Earl
Jack Noseworthy Billy
Rex Linn Sheriff Boyd
Ritch Brinkley Al
Moira Harris Arleen
Kim Robillard Deputy Len Carver
Thomas Kopache Calhoun
Jack McGee Bartender

Technical Credits
Jonathan Mostow Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Seth Arnett Stunts
Artist Robinson Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
Derek Brechin Editor
Harry Colomby Executive Producer
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Terry Dresbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Fernandez Executive Producer
James M. Halty Stunts
Carol Lewis Casting
Lee Mayman Art Director
Douglas Milsome Cinematographer
Sam Montgomery Screenwriter
Victoria Paul Production Designer
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Kevin Stitt Editor

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish! Plenty of action and suspense.