BREAKDOWN (1997 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Breakdown works itself into a ‘don’t miss this movie’ status from its opening scenes. The film is so well done that it literally lures the audience into each succeeding scene. This is one of Kurt Russell’s great films. It rolls well. A WOW storyline that is almost re-watchable. It’s a classic B-grade movie due to the nature of the story, but runs like an A-grade film.

Storyline

While traveling cross country, Jeff (Kurt Russell) and Amy Taylor’s (Kathleen Quinlan) new Jeep breaks down near the wrong, small town.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jonathan Mostow for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Harry Colomby and Jonathan Fernandez for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Red Barr (J.T. Walsh), Earl (M.C. Gainey), Billy (Jack Noseworthy), Sheriff Boyd (Rex Linn), Al (Ritch Brinkley), Arleen (Moira Sinise), Deputy Len Carver (Kim Robillard), and Calhoun (Thomas Kopache).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s worth the time and money and performs at much higher levels than Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken movies.

Ben Meyers

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