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Joy Ride (2001)

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Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

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Storyline

College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn't know that Lewis is interested in her romantically. Unfortunately for his plans, Lewis gets saddled with his raucous-spirited older brother, Fuller, whose on-the-road pranks get the brothers and Venna sucked into a nightmare when a psychotic truckdriver takes offense. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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It was just a joke, just for fun. See more »


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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Candy Cane  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,138,429 (UK) (26 April 2002)

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£2,215,996 (UK) (24 May 2002)
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As Lewis is looking at his map in the car, his finger follows the road from Red Rock past Green River and down SW. Director John Dahl's earlier motel based thriller was Red Rock West (1993). See more »

Goofs

Lewis had just recently purchased his Newport and immediately set out on his road trip to pick up Venna. He should have had a temporary plate or sticker to indicate the car was recently purchased and was waiting for his plates to arrive, which typically takes two weeks. Yet in several scenes, the cars permanent plates are visible. See more »

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Fuller Thomas: All right, no cops 'til Jamestown. Free to speed like a mother fucker for like the next 40 miles or so.
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"How about that one 'Candy Cane', cum'on...break, break!"
12 March 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Joy Ride", two brothers (Zhan & Walker) get involved with a big rig driver over the CB radio while on the open road. They set him up as a practical joke and unleash all hell on themselves as the unseen subject of their prank, known only as "Rusty Nail", turns out to be a maniacal killer. "Joy Ride" is a well crafted thriller which methodically builds suspense while avoiding the usual gore and guts of horror flicks. With only a few plot holes, this thriller should keep most on the edge of their seats. Worth a look especially for those who enjoyed "Duel" (circa 1971) which is now circulating on cable.


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