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Breakdown is a 1997 American thriller film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. The film stars Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan. The original music score was composed by Basil Poledouris. The film was released on May 2, 1997 by Paramount Pictures.
Married couple Jeff and Amy Taylor are driving across the country to move to California and almost collide with another truck on the road. Jeff is later confronted by the driver, Earl, at a gas station. A short time afterwards, their car breaks down in the middle of the desert. Amy accepts a ride with a trucker named "Red" Barr to a small diner to call for help, while Jeff stays with the car. Jeff discovers disconnected wires to be the problem with the car and drives to the diner, but no one there has seen his wife. When he catches up with Barr, the trucker swears that he has never seen her, or Jeff, before. Jeff hails a passing sheriff, but a brief search of Barr's truck is fruitless.
Jeff goes to a police station where he is advised to go back to the diner. Jeff does so, only to end up meeting with Billy, supposedly a town simpleton, who says that he saw his wife come in with Red and leave in another truck. Billy...