Director: Jim McBride Cast: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano


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A botched attempt to remake Jean-Luc Godard's classic nouvelle vague entry, Á Bout de souffle, Breathless follows Jesse (Richard Gere), a fugitive wanted for the murder of a police officer. In the course of his flight from the law, he hitches up with a beautiful French college student (the stunning Valerie Kaprisky), and together the two attempt to escape to Mexico. From start to finish, Breathless places style over substance; the film is almost insufferably hip, although its hipness now seems more dated than a time capsule. More attention seems paid to wardrobe, set design and soundtrack than anything else, yet it lacks any of the stark visual impact the original managed to achieve. Gere is passable as the sociopathic killer (although he relies on shirtlessness to carry him through much of the film), but Kaprisky, though beautiful, demonstrates limited acting range.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2015
UPC: 0826663157017
Original Release: 1983
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Time: 1:40:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Jesse Lujack
Valérie Kaprisky Monica Poiccard
Art Metrano Birnbaum
John Ryan Lt. Parmentel
William Tepper Paul Silverstein
Robert Dunn Sgt. Enright
Garry Goodrow Berrutti
James Hong Grocer
Waldemar Kalinowski Tolmatchoff
Jack Leustig Highway Patrolman
Eugène Lourié Dr. Boudreaux
Lisa Jane Persky Salesgirl
Georg Olden Kid
Miguel Pinero Carlito
Henry Sanders Man with pipe
Nora Gaye Vegas Girl
Andres Aybar Campus Aide
Isabelle Cooley Photographer
Javier Grajeda Boudreaux Aide
Robert Snively Dour Professor
Brien Varady College student
Keith Addis Vegas Sharpie #1 (uncredited)
Martin Erlichman Vegas Sharpie #2 (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Jim McBride Director,Screenwriter
Keith Addis Executive Producer
Jack Baran Asst. Director
Bruce Bisenz Sound/Sound Designer
L.M. Kit Carson Screenwriter
Martin Erlichman Producer
Robert L. Estrin Editor
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
J. Allen Highfill Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Jenkins Casting
Michael Jenning Screenwriter
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Stephen Mack Editor
Jack Nitzsche Score Composer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer

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