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- Original title
- Running time
- 93 min.
- United States
Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery
Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, Thomas Kopache, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, Rex Linn, Moira Harris, Jack McGee, Vincent Berry, Ritch Brinkley
Dino de Laurentiis, Spelling Films, Paramount Pictures
Mystery. Thriller | Road Movie. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance
- Synopsis / Plot
- After their new Jeep conks out on a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, a well-heeled Massachusetts couple accepts the help of a polite and seemingly honest trucker (J.T. Walsh), who drives the wife (Kathleen Quinlan) to a diner while the husband (Kurt Russell) stays behind to "protect" the vehicle. After saying goodbye, the husband gets two surprises--the Jeep starts, and his wife never actually arrived at the diner. Whats more, the trucker doesnt recollect having picked her up at all.
- Critics' reviews
"A tough, vigorous exercise in pure action"
Janet Maslin: The New York Times
"Each set piece is effectively executed, but the characters and their motivations become progressively dimmer and more confused."
Jonathan Rosenbaum: Chicago Reader
"Mostow displays real flair for visceral cinema while adroitly sidestepping many of the usual tripwires of this sort of film, particularly silly coincidences"
Todd McCarthy: Variety
"Breakdown is the latest in a seemingly endless traffic jam of thrillers that opens strong but finishes abominably"
James Berardinelli: ReelViews
"The great thing about Breakdown is simply that what you see is what you get. Want 90 minutes of edge of the seat tension? You got it. Want an unravelling nightmare that stays with you long after the movie? You got it."
Bob McCabe: Empire
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