Breakdown (1997)

Ending / spoiler

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Amy is rescued from her captors although one manages to slip away. Jeff locks the captors in the same cellar that Amy was put in, however they are freed by the escaped captor. Jeff and Amy make it to a vehicle on the property and narrowly escape being hit by Red's truck. A three-car chase ensues, however two of the drivers are killed due to their own stupidity. Red chases Jeff to a bridge where his car is narrowly pushed off by Red's semi. Amy gets her leg trapped. Jeff and Red fight in Red's semi. Jeff gains the upper hand and Red falls to his death in the ravine. Amy is freed from the car and she pushes a gear allowing the truck to fall on Red. Jeff and Amy embrace as the camera pulls back and we see a wide shot of the bridge.


Continuity mistake: 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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Jeff: Give me the key.
Red: Mister.
Jeff: Don't "mister" me you son of a bitch. My wife is locked up in a hole in your fucking barn, and if you don't give me the key, I'm gonna blow your fucking head off.

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Trivia: Red's son Deke is playing the Playstation 1 port of "Doom" (1995) in the scene where Jeff enters the house.


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Question: Was Red/Warren's wife in on it also, or was she truly unaware of her husband's kidnapping lifestyle?


Answer: She was not in on it. However, once she turned against Jeff by encouraging her son, Deke, to shoot him, Jeff suddenly felt her to be as much as a threat as the others involved. This would explain why he had her and Deke into the cellar to be locked up with the others. Also, don't forget she was startled to see the freezer and Amy popping out of it.

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