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The Joyriders (1999)

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A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the ... See full summary »

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Gordon Trout
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Eddie
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Cam
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Crystal
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Jodi
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Celeste
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Pancake Waitress
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Highway Patrolman
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Wendy Trout
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Thug
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Trucker
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Foster Sister (as Jamielyn Gamboa)
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Donald Trout
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Cliff
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A suicidal older man, Gordon Trout, is kidnapped for his car and money by three runaway teenagers who live on the streets. Their experiences together make them a close-knit family, but the nature of the crime committed could tear them apart. The intricacies of these complex relationships are explored through an emotional story with twists and turns. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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6 July 1999 (Czech Republic)  »

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Oi tyhodioktes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,999 (USA) (16 April 1999)

Gross:

$64,579 (USA) (28 May 1999)
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Cool and corny
6 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Landau gives one of his best recent performances (certainly behind Ed Wood though) as a old, suicidal man, who during the Christmas season buys a gun for what could be a finish to his life. But then a sudden mistake has him being kidnapped by 3 runaway teens who have a way of making sure he doesn't escape: he's they're senile grandpa! Powerful a lot of the way, fine performances by the whole cast, too bad towards the end the film becomes almost a statement about runaway teens (a little fascinating, but really a downer considering the rest of the movie). B+


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