Breakdown

Breakdown (1997)

5 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Any auto mechanic will tell you that there are no wires underneath the area where Kurt Russell is looking on a Jeep that will prevent it from starting.

Correction: The car CAN be immobilised from underneath the car, by simply removing the plug/lug from the starter. 99-100% of car/suv starters are fitted to the lower part of the engine. Never ontop.

Corrected entry: When Russell is kidnapped and is in the trunk of the Trans Am talking to the kidnappers, on the shots where they show the kidnappers from his point of view you can see a distinct curvature at the end of the trunk lid. Trans Ams of that era had flat trunk lids, that was obviously a trunk lid of a different car.

Correction: All "f" series 70'-81' Trans Ams had the curved "Spoiler " air deflector at the end of the trunk lid.

Corrected entry: Near the start of the film Kurt Russell gets a little worried and speeds away from a garage after seeing someone he almost hit earlier. After a few minutes the Jeep breaks down. Kurt finds out after a while that some wires have come undone, he puts them back together and the Jeep starts. Later in the movie the guy that he almost hit told him that he undid the wires. How did the Jeep run for so long before it broke down?

Correction: The bad guys could have just left the wires loosely connected so the car would break down far enough away. Maybe the Jeep went over a bump and knocked the connections apart. I also believe that the reason is plot motivated. If the Jeep broke down near the gas station, J.T. wouldn't be able to pick Kathleen Quinlan up in the first place, they would have had the problem fixed and would have been on their way.

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Corrected entry: When Kurt goes inside the food store he leaves the hood of his engine open. A few minutes later, when the car breaks down, he re-connects something under the car and it works. Later in the movie, one of the bad guys say "He was an idiot for leaving the hood open", but they never touched the engine, did they?

Correction: Of course they touched the engine (when they disconnected the wires that caused the Jeep to break down). Just because they didn't show it didn't mean it didn't happen. This is all part of the plot. We as viewers are not "all knowing". For example, we don't see anything happen to Russell's wife for most of the movie, but does that mean nothing happened to her?

Corrected entry: When the car is breaking down, Kurt Russell's character yells out "I can't steer!", but when they show the car, it swerves off of the road and then starts to come back on to the road.

Correction: This is not a flaw.. "I can't steer" means after the car's engine was shut off, the power steering was also turned off too. You can still steer manually, it's just not as easy..

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In the beginning of the movie Jeff and his wife were moving to San Diego from Massachusetts. Well, they were driving in their new Jeep (with Massachusetts plates) through Arizona. When Amy comments about how fast Jeff is driving, the camera shot shows the speedometer at 80 mph and the odometer shows the Jeep has only 245miles. That must be a new record from MA to AZ.....(Note: not visible on DVD version of film.)

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