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Breakdown Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan

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BREAKDOWN is a movie written and directed by Jonathan Mostow in 1997.

Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan are moving to California. In the middle of the desert, Quinlan is kidnapped by J.T. Walsh and his gang. Blackmailed, Kurt Russell must empty his bank account if he wants to see her again. As he can not count on the local police forces, Kurt will have to face alone the bad boys.

Curious thriller with Hitchcockian flavours. Recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s)    -   criminal kidnappers Blackmail & Seduction    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets

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