Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate. —IMDb.
Jim McBride (1941, New York) made his début in 1967 with David Holzman’s Diary. The cult status this gave him did not protect him in the seventies from the need to earn money as e.g. a taxi driver. In the eighties, McBride reappeared with Breathless, a remake of Godard’s A bout de souffle, and with the attractive thriller The Big Easy.
David Holzman’s Diary (1967), My Girlfriends Wedding (1969), Glen and Randa (1971), Hot Times (1974), Breathless (1983), The Big Easy (1987), Great Balls of Fire (1989), Uncovered (199?). —IFFR
WTFBREATHLESSREMAKE!!!...exasperation aside, this is actually a pretty good film. Jim McBride has talent and the movie is a good ride through 80s LA (reminded me of Repo Man in that way). And if that didn't sell you, Tarantino is a big fan of it and Kaprisky is naked most of the time. So there.
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