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Wheels of Terror (1990)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  11 July 1990 (USA)
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Laura
Marcie Leeds ...
Stephanie
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Luis (as Carlos Cervantes)
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Detective Drummond
Henry Max Kendrick ...
Kellogg
Sharon Thomas Cain ...
Amy Donaldson (as Sharon Thomas)
Jacob Kenner ...
Brad
Julie Hasel ...
Girl on Bus
Kimberly Duncan ...
Kimberly Donaldson
Mindy Spence ...
Stacy Harrison
Jon Conrad Pochron ...
Motorcycle Officer
Kirk Nelson ...
Sheriff
Kristina Betts ...
Girl Victim
Bill Yarbrough ...
Girl's Father
Roger Rook ...
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A small town is terrorized by an unknown stranger who kidnaps and abuses little girls. When her only child is kidnapped right in front of her, the schoolbus driver begins the desperate chase to catch the criminal. Written by Winnowill <an209309@anon.penet.fi>

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Evil waits. With the motor running.

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Horror | Thriller

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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror in Copper Valley  »

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The story was initially going to take place in Napa Valley, California. This was changed to Arizona at the last minute for budgetary reasons. See more »

Goofs

Stunt driver's hand visible on the wheel when the mysterious car is chasing the first girl through the desert. See more »

Quotes

Laura: [Laura sees the black car] Stephanie! Get in the house right now!
Stephanie: I thought you wanted the mail!
Laura: Right now, young lady!
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References Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) See more »

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Wow! It was this or repetitive coverage of Hurricane Jeanne. I made the wrong choice.
26 September 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Terrible, awful, abominable, contrived, just plain bad, horrendous, laughable, dreadful, ghastly, so bad it just has to be watched. I could not stop, I had to watch it to the end, I just had to find out how bad it could get. Well, it did not disappoint. The ending was definitely up to the rest of the movie, only worse. Just how many feet of film was wasted on this I don't know. But 1 second's worth is too much. I curse hurricane Jeanne for trapping me in the house with only this (UPN) coming in clearly on my TV. It was this or hurricane coverage of fallen trees and dogs wading through puddles. I chose this. It was a tough choice. I probably would have been better off if I was one of those who lost power. I think I secretly hoped I would lose power so I could breakaway from this mesmerizing stupidity.


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