Breathless (1983)

He's the last man on earth any woman needs...and every woman wants.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Action
  • Release Date: 1983-05-13
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 227 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jim McBride
star 5.9/10
From 227 Ratings


Jesse, a small-time criminal, high-tails it to Los Angeles to rendezvous with a French exchange student. Stealing a car and accidentally killing a highway patrolman, he becomes the most wanted fugitive in L.A.

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  • Richard Gere

    as Jesse
  • Valérie Kaprisky

    as Monica
  • Art Metrano

    as Birnbaum
  • John P. Ryan

    as Lt. Parmental
  • William Tepper

    as Paul
  • Robert Dunn

    as Sgt. Enright
  • Garry Goodrow

    as Berrutti
  • Lisa Jane Persky

    as Salesgirl
  • James Hong

    as Grocer
  • Waldemar Kalinowski

    as Tomachoff
  • Jack Leustig

    as Highway Patrolman
  • Eugène Lourié

    as Dr. Boudreaux
  • Georg Olden

    as Kid
  • Miguel Piñero

    as Carlito
  • Henry G. Sanders

    as Man with Pipe
  • Bruce Vilanch

    as Man with Purse
  • Robert Mark Quesada

    as Police Officer
  • Nora Gaye

    as Vegas Girl
  • Andres Aybar

    as Campus Aide
  • Isabel Cooley

    as Photographer
  • L. Jerry Greenberg

    as Vendor
  • Javier Grajeda

    as Boudreaux's Aide
  • Robert Snively

    as Dour Professor
  • John Wyler

    as Professor #2
  • Jeni Vici

    as Stretch
  • Carl Munoz

    as Man with Tire Iron
  • Christopher White

    as College Student
  • Brien Varady

    as College Student
  • Keith Addis

    as Vegas Sharpie #1
  • Martin Erlichman

    as Vegas Sharpie #2
  • Peggy Ann Stevens

    as Disco Girl
  • Raymond Bear

    as Bodyguard
  • David Carson

    as Mr. Andre
  • Tracy McBride

    as Thunderbird Lady
  • Jesse McBride

    as Thunderbird Kid
  • Helen Kelly

    as Woman at the Hotel (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Leigh Rice

    as (uncredited)
  • Bruce Scivally

    as Student with Bicycle (uncredited)
Directing Jim McBride Director
Writing Jim McBride Screenplay
Writing L.M. Kit Carson Screenplay
Writing François Truffaut Author
Production Martin Erlichman Producer
Sound Jack Nitzsche Original Music Composer
Camera Richard H. Kline Director of Photography
Editing Robert Estrin Editor
Camera Albert Bettcher Camera Operator
Crew Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator
Sound Bruce Bisenz Sound Mixer
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Art Richard Sylbert Production Design
Costume & Make-Up J. Allen Highfill Costume Design
Art George Gaines Set Decoration
Editing Rachel Igel First Assistant Editor
Sound Daniel Allan Carlin Music Editor
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Stephen Paley Music Supervisor
Directing Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor
Production Keith Addis Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Tracy Tynan Other
Costume & Make-Up Tom Lucas Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vivian McAteer Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Joe Torrenueva Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Lambert Marks Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Hopper Costumer
Sound Jeff Carson Music Editor
Sound Frank E. Warner Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bruce Bisenz Production Sound Mixer
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Larry D. Howard Gaffer
Camera Robert Sordal Key Grip
Art Michael Ross Property Master
Camera Mako Koiwai Second Assistant Camera
Production Elisabeth Leustig Casting Associate
Camera Jud Kehl First Assistant Camera
Production Pearl Kempton Extras Casting
Production Bill Dance Extras Casting Coordinator
Crew Jeff Imada Stunts
Crew Gilbert B. Combs Stunts