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Joyride (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  18 November 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Both headlights are smashed in the parking lot scene and go out. In the next scene as they drive away the lights are showing on both sides of the car. In the next scene as they hide the car, one bright and one dim is smashed. See more »

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Runaway
Written by Miki Berenyi
Published by Island Music Ltd.
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Warning: This is NO 'Spider-man'.
8 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tobey Maguire goes from swing from webs to stealing an assassins car in 'Joyride', a rather underrated feature that has a lot of potential and didn't disappoint.Know that this movie is not at all like 'Spider-man'.What I'm saying is that 'Spider-man' was a kid targeted movie about an ordinary teenager who goes from zero to hero.In 'Joyride', he and his friends steal an assassins car and they discover a dead body in the trunk.While they try to deal with this problem, the owner of the car finds out that it was stolen and she will stop at nothing to get it back.Kids absolutely loved Tobey Maguire's performance in 'Spider-man'.This movie will definitely change their minds once they see it.He even uses the F-word a couple of times. and has sex with his girlfriend in the car.I was absolutely shocked and kids will be too.Still, that's not to say that the movie isn't in the least bit entertaining.I enjoyed the ride, and if you like Tobey Maguire and movies with interesting twists, then you should enjoy it too.


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