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Breezy (1973)

A young girl tries to find her way in life, suffering from her own naivety and sincerity.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writer:

Jo Heims

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Holden ... Frank Harmon
Kay Lenz ... Breezy
Roger C. Carmel ... Bob Henderson
Marj Dusay ... Betty Tobin
Joan Hotchkis ... Paula Harmon
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Marcy (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Norman Bartold ... Man in Car
Lynn Borden ... Overnight Date
Shelley Morrison ... Nancy Henderson
Dennis Olivieri Dennis Olivieri ... Bruno
Eugene Peterson Eugene Peterson ... Charlie
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Police Officer
Richard Bull ... Doctor
Johnnie Collins III Johnnie Collins III ... Norman
Don Diamond ... Maitre'D
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Storyline

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon. Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall, unexpectedly, in love with her. Written by Kelly

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Her name is Breezy, and love was all they had in common

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1974 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Begegnung am Vormittag See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,753
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Malpaso Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title "Breezy" refers to the nickname of the title character played by Kay Lenz. See more »

Goofs

When Frank gives in and decides to take Breezy to the Pacific Ocean so she can see it for the first time, it is early morning. Upon arrival at the ocean the sun is clearly behind the ocean casting shadows into the beach not away from it, thus in reality the scene was shot at sunset not sunrise. See more »

Quotes

Frank Harmon: I like being alone.
Breezy: Ugh. I don't. I dig people too much to be without them. But then, that's the trouble today; people just don't like each other any more.
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Soundtracks

Breezy's Song
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
Vocal by Shelby Flint
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Love can be found anywhere......
8 April 2006 | by foursticks-ypersSee all my reviews

I saw "Breezy" last night on the Universal HD channel. I hadn't seen it since the '70s when I saw the TV version. One would expect to enjoy a film such as "Star Wars" in HD-you wouldn't immediately think that a film like "Breezy" would benefit from this treatment. However, the crystal-clarity of the presentation brings back the look of Southern California of the early Seventies in all of its glory that can only really be appreciated by those who lived here back then. Seeing the locations in Topanga Canyon, Malibu, and the Valley; the hippies, the straights in their suits and ties, and the way the Generation Gap (back in the day when there REALLY was one) is treated is definitely a trip down memory lane.

Anyone who has ever had a love that has dissolved into sadness with the passing of time (most of us) can fully relate to this film. This is a story about a young woman who has so much to share: her exuberance, her unique way of looking at the world, her evolving femininity, her inner and outer beauty. It's also about a powerful and successful man who is at the crossroads in his life. It is a film is about two people that, for a brief moment, are able to look beyond the constraints of societal disapproval and just simply appreciate what the other has to give.

When I first saw this film, I was the same age as Breezy. Now thirty three years later, I'm getting close to Frank's age. Nobody prepares you for the passing of time. They don't teach you how to handle it in school, there's no handbook that you can refer to as the years slip away. No, the greatest challenge in life is something you can't prepare for, you can only live through it, and each person's journey is different from the rest. In that aspect, this film is a wise and knowing look at real life. Sure, there's some stilted dialogue, and some of the scenes are a bit too predictable. but if you scratch the surface, you'll find a diamond underneath.

I am fortunate to be able to say that I see Kay Lenz frequently. I'd like everyone to know that she still has a unique beauty that is greatly unaffected by the passing of the years. Sure, she's not twenty anymore, but who is? She has an easy, graceful way about her that is a pleasure to experience, and just hearing her angelic voice, which has changed only slightly through the years, brings me back to that world of beach walks, undeveloped L.A. canyons, and six bedroom houses in the Valley that cost $88,000 (!!). For you non-actors out there, remember, Kay was playing a role. Breezy was a character, not a real person. However, if you were smitten with that character, you would not be disappointed to see the real Kay today. If anything, she is even more endearing in 2006 than she was in 1973.

Let's face it folks, growing old stinks. Falling out of love is even worse. This film handles both of these issues with a grace and acceptance that is missing from most of the films made about these themes. I truly believe that there is something in this film for all who care to look for it.


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