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Joyride -- Three slacker kids out for kicks decide to nab a car, only to discover that their new wheels are the rightful property of a crack female assassin -- and she's hot on their trail.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tobey Maguire ... J.T.

Amy Hathaway ... Tanya

Wilson Cruz ... James
Christina Zilber ... Smith (as Christina Naify)

James Karen ... The Client

Adam West ... Harold

Benicio Del Toro ... Detective Lopez

Steven Gilborn ... Arthur
J.P. Bumstead ... Dr. Brewer
Kenn Norman ... Sheriff Cork

Judson Mills ... Redneck Joey
Susan Romick ... Redneck Joey's Girlfriend
Marc Robinson ... Bobby
Julie Rowen ... Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
Leslie Bartlett ... Martina Hirsch
Kristal Cawagas ... Casey

Directed by
Quinton Peeples 
Writing credits
Quinton Peeples (written by)

Produced by
Fred Cobar .... line producer
Jon Juhlin .... producer
Laurent Zilber .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Steven Douglas Smith (director of photography) (as S. Douglas Smith)
Film Editing by
Cindy Parisotto 
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Wendy Samuels 
Art Direction by
Mike Tengberg 
Costume Design by
Sasha Levinson 
Makeup Department
Shannon Frost .... hair assistant
Renee Gibeau .... key hair stylist
Kerry Malouf .... key makeup artist
Randal A. Smith .... special makeup effects
Candice Tooley .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Laurent Zilber .... post-production supervisor (as Laurent M. Zilber)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Juhlin .... second unit director
Joseph J. Moore .... second second assistant director
Keith Shaw .... first assistant director (as Keith L. Shaw)
Heather Weinstock .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Peter Austin .... supervising sound editor
Lionel Ball .... sound mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby
Ron Evans .... dialogue editor
Ann Hadsell .... adr recordist (as Ann Hadsel)
James Hebenstreit .... adr editor
Barbara Issak .... dialogue editor
Bill Jackson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Song Jones .... boom operator
Dennis Kirk .... sound post-production mixer
JoAnn M. Laub .... adr editor
Diane Linn .... adr recordist
Erik H. Magnus .... boom operator
Joe Michalski .... boom operator
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley walker (as Allison Moore)
Douglas Murray .... adr recordist (as Doug Murray)
Patricia Nedd .... foley walker
Myron Nettinga .... sound effects editor
Dean Orabin .... adr mixer
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound post-production mixer
Marcus Ricaud .... boom operator
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... pyrotechnics coordinator (as Bob Calvert)
Bill Gayler .... pyrotechnics assistant
Visual Effects by
Hal Cohen .... optical supervisor
Robert Fortenberry .... optical lineup
Ken Herbster .... optical camera
Robert Horvath .... optical lineup
Fred Lin .... optical camera
Beth Parker .... optical lineup
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Anderson .... Steadicam operator
David Bonet .... electrician
Jonathan Chinn .... gaffer
Mark Cumming .... grip (as Mark E. Cumming)
Erik Graeff .... grip
Erik Green .... electrician
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Michael Britt Hamby .... still photographer (as Michael Hamby)
Jimmy Holcomb .... camera loader
Don Humer .... first assistant camera (as Donald Humer)
Bob Kaufman .... electrician (as Robert G. Kaufman)
Rory Robert Knepp .... Steadicam operator
Paul La Fontaine .... still photographer (as Paul Lafontaine)
Greg Mazzola .... dolly grip (as Gregory Mazzola)
Bruce D. McDonald .... best boy electric
Robert Morris .... gaffer
Robert Powell .... electrician (as J. Robert Powell)
Alec Shepherd .... key grip
James S. Trois .... electrician
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Todd Waldorf .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Travis Zariwny .... second assistant camera (as Travis N. Zariwny)
Casting Department
Robin Knight .... casting assistant
Michele Orr .... casting assistant (as Michelle Orr)
Editorial Department
Scott Canning .... assistant editor
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Al Kruse .... film lab supervisor
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Lisa Molomot .... assistant editor
John Norvet .... assistant editor
Bonnie J. Young .... negative cutter (as Bonnie Young)
Music Department
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Ivo Watts-Russell .... music supervisor
P.J. Bloom .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
George H. Bonnaz .... titles
Michelle Clevenger .... production coordinator
Cora Lee Coomber .... production assistant (as Coralee Coombek)
Neil Daly .... production assistant
Scott Duncan .... assistant production coordinator
Jared S. Eddo .... technical advisor (as Jered Eddo)
Lawrence Faljean .... production assistant
Oscar Franco .... technical advisor
David Gati .... production assistant
Alisa Gentry .... set medic (as Alisa M. Gentry)
Jeff Harris .... production assistant
Tony King .... technical advisor
Jonathon Lally .... production assistant (as Jonathan Lally)
Rikki Mahoney .... library
Bill Millsap .... set medic
Moses Mugo .... production assistant
Jeff Orr .... script supervisor (as Jeffrey J. Orr)
John Scheidt .... security: Technical Security Inc.
Chuck Skull .... security: Technical Security Inc.
Capucine Violet .... production assistant
Joseph Wolberg .... legal counsel
Jeffrey Lee Yock .... security: Technical Security Inc.
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Vivian Chen .... craft service (uncredited)
Lionel Ball .... more thanks
Philip John Bloom .... more thanks
Stewart Brookman .... more thanks
Paul Broucek .... more thanks
Tricia Cantillon .... more thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and strong language
93 min
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Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Decent Movie, Great Cast, 3 January 2003
Author: BareNakedJimmy

I rented this movie knowing nothing about it except what I read on the box. Believe it or not, I didn't even know who Tobey McGuire was, altho I just saw Spiderman last month (and damn, he's cute!) So, needless to say, I didn't expect much.

I was pleasantly surprised and amused by its portrayal of a boring, redneck small Texas town (like where I presently live) and its hick residents, and the typical bored teenage boys and the trouble they get into, just like I used to (well, not QUITE like I used to!)

Like many other reviewers, I'm very surprised that Christina Naify hasn't appeared in many other films, because I felt that she was the best player in the cast. I also loved Wilson Cruz, as a scared, whiney, (and cute!) Gay boy, and really got off seeing him kick the crap out of a redneck from school. The concept of Adam West playing the part of a pimp was quite entertaining too.

The plot was a bit twisted, with several unexpected turns that kept me guessing what would happen next. Unlike some other reviewers, I'm not bothered by slight inconsistencies and/or loose ends, I mean, come on, I paid a buck (for all three of us to watch it), and we got an hour and a half of decent entertainment!

All-in-all, I give it 2.5 stars on the Leonard Maltin scale. And I'd watch it again if I can catch it on late-night TV.

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