Set your reminders: One of the best hidden-gem thrillers of the last 20 years is on TV tomorrow 5 years ago

Set your reminders: One of the best hidden-gem thrillers of the last 20 years is on TV tomorrow

We kinda don't want to tell you anything about it.

All we really want to say is that Breakdown is on TV3 on Tuesday 4 April at 9pm and that you should watch it because it is properly brilliant.

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But you're still reading so we assume you want a little more info? Fair enough, but trust us, if you go in blind and not knowing anything about it, you'll have a MUCH better time...

Kurt Russell is travelling across the country with his wife (played by Kathleen Quinlan) when their car breaks down in the middle of a long deserted highway.

A kindly truck-driver (the late, great J. T. Walsh) passes by and offers to give one of them a lift to the nearest phone, a few miles down the road.

So Kurt stays behind to mind their car, expecting his wife to arrive with roadside assistance before long.

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But his wife never returns, and when Kurt catches up with the friendly truck-driver, he claims to have never met him or his wife...

That is the mystery at the centre of Breakdown, and the directions it goes off in from there is pure nail-biting stuff.

Written and directed by Jonathan Mostow - who would go on to bigger blockbusters like Terminator 3 and submarine war movie U-571 - this is a great little movie that still stands up well to repeat viewing.

Here's the trailer, which we also recommend you don't watch.

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Clip via Paramount Movies