A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin Mckay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Savina Gersak ...
Dr. Hardy
Pamela Ludwig ...
Rental agent
Timothy Brown ...
Lezlie Deane ...
Joan (as Lezlie Dean)
Steve Ingrassia ...
Man with Joan
Cynthia Szigeti ...
Mrs. Egan
Regina Krueger ...
Nurse in elevator
Judy Bartram ...
Mary Peters ...
R.A. Rondell ...
Officer Baker
Suzanne Celeste ...


A series of mysterious murders have happened in Montevideo, a small city in California. A policeman's wife is running away from her husband, trying to divorce him. The policeman tries to reconcile and begins to follow her... Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Somewhere round the next bend, lies the road to terror


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20 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Cacería de medianoche  »

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During the final battles, there is a short chase-sequence where Justin Mckay (Mark Hamill) and Lawson (Michael Dudikoff) fall down a flight of stairs after bumping into a nurse. Before and after this scene, both their shirts are covered in blood, but during the scene they are white and clean. See more »


Justin: [Joan has crushed Justin's arm in a door, he manages to force it open knocking her to the ground]
Justin: You... hurt me!
[Joan screams]
Justin: [Justin pulls out his Jack Knife and brutally stabs her]
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Great chase flick
31 August 1999 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

This film has one warning, and one warning only: Do not under any circumstances ever pick up any hitchhikers!! "Midnight Ride"

is a cool action/suspence movie since "Frantic", even though it's practically a forgotten film. Michael Dudikoff is Lawson, a cop who is trying to rescue his estranged wife Lara (Savina Gersak) from a psycho named Justin, played brilliantly by Mark Hamill. Lawson tracks down Justin, who beats up the cop constantly, until the final showdown in a hospital. Hamill is awesome in this film, which is really a change of pace for the former Luke Skywalker. The only problem with this movie is Dudikoff, who has a cardboard-stiff performance that makes you root for the bad guy!

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