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Susan Romick ...
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Julie Rowen ...
Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
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Martina Hirsch
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To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a beaut. J.T., the just-out-of-high-school son of the motel's owner, is taken by the car, and in an attempt to liven up his dull life, and possibly to impress Tanya, a hotel guest who flirts with him and wants to be a model, he steals the car. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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JT was suppose to get the car after dark at around 5:30pm and at one point the time is given as 5:00pm, yet when Smith gets the car back and sets it on fire, the sun is high in the sky revealing it is much earlier in the day. See more »

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Light from a Dead Star
Written by Miki Berenyi
Published by Island Music Ltd.
Performed by Lush
Courtesy of 4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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No Joy
28 January 2007 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

After having watched Benicio Del Toro in some brilliant and engrossing roles, i decided id give 'Joyride' a watch. Toby Maguire isn't one of my favourite actors, and I've often found him to be a fairly boring, and in the hands of a movie such as this, Maguire is stretched far beyond his limits. The story is laughable for all the wrong reasons, and the movie plods on and on, without many scenes of any real depth. Del Toro is also slacking, mostly mumbling his way through the terrible script. As if all this wasn't bad enough, the movies production and soundtrack kill what little merit 'Joyride' had. I've tried to think of some good points to raise, but upon reflection, there are non.

3/10


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