An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

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Cast

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Earl
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Sonny
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Wes (as Brian Vincent)
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Cutler
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Melanie
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Vince
Erin Broderick ...
Tracy
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Ford (as Charles Dutton)
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McClaren
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Avery
Hester Hargett ...
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Trooper
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An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family. Written by Anonymous

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The only way to stay alive is to keep moving. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Alto riesgo  »

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$4,809,375 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$12,829,351 (USA) (3 July 1998)
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Trivia

Sonny plays a football player-turned FBI agent. In Point Break (1991), Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) was a football player-turned FBI agent. See more »

Goofs

After the car rear-ends the semi trailer and bursts into flames, Meat Loaf's character pulls up to examine the wreckage and there are obviously no bodies in the vehicle, even though there were two men in the car when it crashed. See more »

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Jack Crews: There ain't nothing like a Caterpillar engine.
Earl: Easy up Crews, you're going burn it up.
Jack Crews: Alright watch this.
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Referenced in Blacktop (2000) See more »

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Highway Junkie
Written by Sam Tate, Annie Tate and Chris Knight
Performed by Gary Allan
Courtesy of Decca Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Wonderfully cheesy popcorn flick
21 January 2001 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

When this movie came out, the usual pooh-poohers whined and complained about how it had a dumb script, a paper-thin plot, and cardboard characters. I wanted to smack them all upside the head for stating the obvious. Duh! That's the whole point! Patrick Swayze has made some very good dramas (Ghost, City of Joy), and some very cheesy ones (To Wong Foo) and he knows the difference. Anyone who tries to take this movie seriously is missing the point. This one is a terrific guilty pleasure, with over-the-top performances by Swayze and his musician co-stars (Meat Loaf, Randy Travis), and some spectacular chase scenes complete with some truly cheesy touches (every automobile that crashes explodes, regardless of whether the gas tank is actually damaged or not). Trust me, this one's worth checking out, as long as you check your brain at the door.


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