Breakdown

(1997)

Overview

When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never seen Amy. Johnathan Mostow's tense thriller then follows Jeff's desperate search for his wife, which eventually uncovers a small town's murderous secret.

  1. Jonathan Mostow

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sam Montgomery

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kurt Russell

    Kurt Russell

    Jeffrey " Jeff " Taylor

  2. J. T. Walsh

    J. T. Walsh

    Warren " Red " Barr

  3. Kathleen Quinlan

    Kathleen Quinlan

    Amy Taylor

  4. M.C. Gainey

    M.C. Gainey

    Earl

  5. Jack Noseworthy

    Jack Noseworthy

    Billy

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Status Released

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  • May 2, 1997
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • December 1, 1998
    R
    Physical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $36,000,000.00

Revenue $50,159,144.00

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