Breathless (1983)

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

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Action
  • Release Date: 1983-05-13
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 219 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jim McBride
star 5.9/10
From 219 Ratings


Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way, he shoots a police officer. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate.

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