Breakdown - La Trappola
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a5c7b9f00b A man and his wife are driving cross-country from Mass. to San Diego when their new car mysteriously breaks down. A truck driver stops and assists them by taking his wife to the nearest diner to phone for help but in reality is kidnapping her, causing her husband to track down his wife and the kidnapper himself.
A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.
If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today it is quite possible he would have chosen this movie to direct and been one of his best, everything about this movie says Hitchcock. Once again Kurt Russell proves his range as an actor in this movie with his everyman performance of a frantic husband desperate to find his wife before the unthinkable happens, quite possibly his 2nd best performance in a long line of movies with only his portrayal of Wyatt Earp in Tombstone topping this one. With J.T. Walsh as the very real antagonist leader of a rowdy bunch, I believe this might have been his final role before his passing quite possible I'm wrong on this one, but he does not disappoint in this villainous role. The suspense in this movie builds and builds with Kurt not knowing who to trust or turn to for help in this very possible and quite believable scenario with the shocks coming from unexpected places. The tension comes to a head in one of the better car chases ever caught on film.
I did like this movie but my question becomes Why would you let your partner go alone for help? No wonder why they ran into trouble and so I always think one could never be too cautious when it comes to asking and/or receiving help. I guess for the sake of this movie, if the pa