Kurt Russell Many films have been made in foreign locations. Thing To recreate Antarctica was filmed in Alaska, and Captain Rono To name a few took him to Puerto Rico. for 1997 Breakdown, Russell had to be at home with his kids every night, and the production made sure he was. The reason for Russell’s insistence is heart-wrenching.
Paramount released a new Blu-ray version of Breakdown on 21st September. This includes the new bonus feature “Filmmaker Focus” in which writer/director Jonathan Mostow discusses the making of the film. This Is Why Russell Just Couldn’t Film Breakdown on location.
“I remember [producer] dino [De Laurentiis] I was called to his office saying, ‘I’ve got bad news. Kurt passed,’” Mostow said. “24 hours later, Kurt comes to a meeting to personally say thank you to Dino. No one has offered me that much money before. I just want to say thank you but unfortunately I don’t see how it is.” how will work because goldie [Hawn] And I have an arrangement and we do alternate films. Kurt was about to end LA. Be aware of. And Goldie was going to do a movie in Paris.”
Now, Here’s How He Inspired Russell To Act Breakdown after all. Russell plays Jeff Taylor, a husband running cross country with his wife, Ann (Kathleen Quinlan). In a small town, some truckers kidnapped her for ransom. Jeff has no money so he has to beat the kidnappers.
“Dino Dino and being an impatient guy who didn’t want to wait a year to make a movie I’ll never forget, he goes, ‘No problem,’” Mostow said. “The deal Dino made with Kurt, no matter where we are shooting in the country, he would be picked up at his house at eight in the morning and back at eight in the evening.”
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Breakdown Desert road locations were found across the country. No matter where they filmed, they had Russell, an aviator escorted to and from the house so that he could keep his promise to Hawn.
“The way that worked was a car that would pick him up, take him to the private Santa Monica airport near his home,” Mostow continued. “There would be a jet waiting with all the hot engines. The jet would take off, fly to Utah, Nevada, Northern California, wherever it was. Land on an airstrip, and we specifically searched for those places. Keys that were very close to the airstrips. Then there would be a helicopter with Blades. Kurt would get off the jet, go into the helicopter, the helicopter would come in and land at base camp.”
Remarkably, this arrangement still gave Russell plenty of time to do his film. Breakdown Scene.
“That would go into the makeup and the wardrobe,” Mostow said. “We’d take him to the sets, we’d have lunch, we’d come back, we’d get a few more hours. He must have heard the helicopter coming, he knew we had time for another shot It would pick him up in the afternoon, go back to the runway, take the jet, go back and go back to his house. It worked with Kurt because he was an incredible supporter. He was always on.”
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Another interesting point shared by Mosto was that Breakdown Started out as a Stephen King adaptation. He didn’t name the story it was based on, but it couldn’t be max overdrive Because De Laurentiis already produced that movie.
“Breakdown There was a weird origin that I was developing a Stephen King movie with Dino and Martha De Laurentiis that was set in the desert and involved a lot of trucks,” Mostow said. “The business affairs guy came one day and Said, ‘Oh, we have a problem. We can’t use Stephen King’s name in the title.’ So suddenly, the reason to make the film financially was gone. I just thought okay, what’s a story I can come up with? I have trucks, I have desert places, what could I do?”