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A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pat Quid
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Hitch
Marion Edward ...
Frita
Grant Page ...
Smith or Jones
Thaddeus Smith ...
Police
Steve Millichamp ...
Police (as Stephen Millichamp)
Alan Hopgood ...
Lester
John Murphy ...
Benny Balls
Bill Stacey ...
Captain Careful
Robert Thompson ...
Sneezy Rider
Ed Turley ...
Roadhouse Proprietor
Angelica La Bozzetta ...
Hitchhiker (as Angie La Bozzetta)
Colin Vancao ...
Fred Frugal
Paul Harris ...
Frugal Child
Rochelle Harris ...
Frugal Child
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Storyline

Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (Such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road.) Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange, (Smith or Jones) maybe the serial killer mentioned on the radio. But his pursuit of the van driver brings him to the attention of the police, who begin to suspect him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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One game kills time - The other kills people! See more »

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26 June 1981 (Australia)  »

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Road Games  »

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AUD 1,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Richard Franklin and Everett De Roche developed the character of Quid with Sean Connery in mind for the part. Of course the films budget wouldn't allow it. See more »

Goofs

Pamela begins writing "TOMORROW'S BACON" on the door of the truck in close-up, the camera then cuts to a longer distance shot of her completing the word "bacon" but the way the letters are styled do not match the close-up. See more »

Quotes

Patrick 'Pat' Quid: Aren't you kind of young to be hitchhiking out here all by yourself?
Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth: Aren't you kind of old to be picking me up?
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The closing credits roll over the image of the words 'tomorrow's bacon' written on the back of Quid's trailer. See more »

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Rear Window on the road
16 November 2003 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

Nice, quiet thriller with hitchcockian tones, with Stacy Keach as a truck driver would be Sherlock Holmes in the Australian wilderness, following a possible hitchiker murderer. With a young and pretty Jamie Lee Curtis and several curious cameos. Not to be missed if you like a strange, fascinating road movie.


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