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Joyride (1977)

Three teenagers leave Los Angeles and drive north to Alaska, wind up robbing a pipeline and taking one of the employees hostage.

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Duncan Maclean ...
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Three teenagers leave Los Angeles and drive north to Alaska, wind up robbing a pipeline and taking one of the employees hostage.

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June 1977 (USA)  »

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When they make the stunt jump in the stolen Mercury Cougar, the front driver's side fender and grill area are damaged. However, in the scenes shot after the hood is closed the car is no longer damaged. See more »

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Undiscovered Cult Classic
7 May 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

"Joyride" captures the malaise of the 70's so much better than many films of the era. Think of it as a perfect antidote to "Saturday Night Fever" on many levels. Watch for the Pacific Northwest cinematic quirkiness that comes through later in everything from "Twin Peaks" to "Napoleon Dynamite" and many more. There are many northwest talents that went on to other endeavors in this movie as well - surprising it has not been celebrated a bit more for that. I recommend it highly to college sociology students and Melanie Griffith groupies (get a life!). Truth be told, I've always held a candle for Anne Lockhart. We could have been very happy together, the restraining order was so uncool. Psyche! She's great.


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