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Breathless Behind The Scenes

Breathless Picture
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1983 Romantic Comedy movie starring Richard Gere, Paul Tepper, Valerie Kaprisky et al.
Contributed by: James Sanford
It was originally intended that "Breathless" end the same way "A Bout De Souffle" does, with Jesse being gunned down in the street by the police and Monica becoming hysterical over his death. But preview audiences were furious that Richard Gere died and the producers opted instead to end with the startling freeze-frame.
Contributed by: James Sanford
There were a couple of other love scenes that wound up being edited out in order to get the R-rating. In one of them, Gere slowly cut her dress off of her, by carefully using a pair of scissors. In another, a palm tree exploded into flames behind them as they made out.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
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