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Forgotten Cinema: Breakdown

Breakdown - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

Have you seen Kurt Russell's wife?! He's looking for her in the 1997 Jonathan Mostow thriller Breakdown, the newest film during Forgotten Summer!

Mike Butler and Mike Field "Ehem" breakdown this film, discussing their FOURTH film starring JT Walsh! They must really like the guy.

The Mikes also talk about the way the film is shot and written. They go over how the film is purely an external conflict that presents a situation and a protagonist who acts in a way that the viewer probably wishes they would if forced into the same position.

Of course, who better to play the "everyman" protagonist than Kurt Russell? The Mikes talk about how the underrated star is one of the few big name actors who can realistically play the everyman, however his casting may have been to the detriment of the film's success compared to some of the others who were potentially up for the lead role. Who, you might ask? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out!

So grab your car keys and map, please notice the rest stops to the left and right of you, and settle down for Forgotten Summer

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