Breakdown (1997)

It could happen to you.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1997-05-02
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 817 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Mostow
star 6.8/10
From 817 Ratings


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.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Warren 'Red' Barr
  • Kathleen Quinlan

    as Amy Taylor
  • M.C. Gainey

    as Earl
  • Jack Noseworthy

    as Billy
  • Rex Linn

    as Sheriff Boyd
  • Ritch Brinkley

    as Al
  • Moira Sinise

    as Arleen Barr
  • Kim Robillard

    as Deputy Len Carver
  • Thomas Kopache

    as Calhoun
  • Jack McGee

    as Bartender at Belle's Diner
  • Vincent Berry

    as Deke Barr, Red's Son
  • Helen Duffy

    as Flo
  • Ancel Cook

    as Barfly at Belle's Diner
  • Gene Hartline

    as Tow Truck Driver
  • Steve Waddington

    as Cowboy In Bank
  • Rick Sanders

    as Truck Stop Trucker
  • Alitzah

    as Spanish Girl (uncredited)
  • Rick Zieff

    as Producer (uncredited)
Writing Jonathan Mostow Screenplay
Directing Jonathan Mostow Director
Writing Jonathan Mostow Story
Crew M. James Arnett Stunt Coordinator
Directing M. James Arnett Second Unit Director
Crew Seth Arnett Stunts
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer
Sound Basil Poledouris Original Music Composer
Camera Douglas Milsome Director of Photography
Crew Bruce Paul Barbour Stunts
Crew Carey Loftin Stunt Driver
Crew Al Jones Stunts
Editing Kevin Stitt Editor
Production Martha De Laurentiis Producer
Crew Sven-Ole Thorsen Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Terry Dresbach Costume Design
Editing Derek Brechin Editor
Production Carol Lewis Casting
Art Peg Cummings Set Decoration
Art Victoria Paul Production Design
Writing Sam Montgomery Screenplay
Art Lee Maymen Art Direction
Production Jeffrey Sudzin Unit Production Manager
Production Jeffrey Sudzin Line Producer
Production Artist W. Robinson Associate Producer
Directing Artist W. Robinson First Assistant Director
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Harry Colomby Executive Producer
Crew Steve Kelso Stunts
Crew Mark Ginther Stunts
Crew Gene Hartline Stunts
Crew Diana R. Lupo Stunts
Crew Michael M. Vendrell Stunts
Crew Tom Glass Stunt Driver
Crew John Casino Stunts
Crew John Casino Stunt Double
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Liddiard Key Makeup Artist
Sound Albert Aquino Boom Operator
Sound Gary Coppola Foley Recordist
Crew Keii Johnston Stunts
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Tom Hoerber Makeup Artist
Crew Tommy J. Huff Stunt Driver
Crew Norm Compton Stunts
Sound Felipe Borrero Sound Mixer
Crew James M. Halty Stunts
Production Jonathan Fernandez Executive Producer
Crew Teresa Kelly Post Production Supervisor
Crew Jimmy Romano Stunts
Crew Steve Picerni Stunts
Sound Thom 'Coach' Ehle Dolby Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Susan Mills Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Jeri Baker Hairstylist
Crew Pat Romano Stunt Coordinator
Crew Eddy Donno Stunts
Production Pearl A. Lucero Production Supervisor
Crew Shane Dixon Stunts
Crew Kevin L. Jackson Stunts
Sound Michael Chandler Sound Editor
Directing Adam Druxman Second Assistant Director
Crew Ellen Statham Stunts
Sound Gillian Johnson Foley Editor
Sound Cindy Jo Hinkleman Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Hugh Aodh O'Brien Stunts
Directing Charles Simmers Second Second Assistant Director
Sound Steve Jaszkowiak Foley Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Dionne Dana Hairstylist