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Joyride (1997)

The teenage son of a motel owner steals a black convertible to impress a mysterious beauty he has a crush on.

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J.T.
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Tanya
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James
Christina Zilber ...
Smith (as Christina Naify)
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The Client
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Detective Lopez
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Arthur
J.P. Bumstead ...
Dr. Brewer
Kenn Norman ...
Sheriff Cork
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Redneck Joey
Susan Romick ...
Redneck Joey's Girlfriend
Marc Robinson ...
Bobby
Julie Rowen ...
Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
Leslie Bartlett ...
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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Rated R for violence, sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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18 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Die Fahrt ins Nirgendwo  »

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Boom mic visible during a scene with JT and his father. See more »

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References Sudden Impact (1983) 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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Not NEARLY As Bad As People Are Saying
20 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I really CANNOT BELIEVE the amount of negativity being directed at this movie! I really enjoyed it! Amy Hathaway is HOT and fun to watch. She sort of reminds me of Alicia Silverstone in Excess Baggage. I was transfixed watching Toby Mcguire and Benicio Del Toro, as I have been fans of both of theirs for years.. The movie actually has quite a bit of tension and suspense, and it works, because you really feel for these kids, and the situation they are stuck in. Sure, there are some definite continuity errors, and the acting is far from perfect, at times, but somehow these don't detract from the storyline and the overall feel of the movie. I watched half of the movie last night, and was hooked enough to come back and finish it,today. A strong 5, but maybe even a 6, in my book. Definitely worth a look, if you're into these types of movies.


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