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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
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During the opening credits, when the camera pans around Paul Walker's room, a toy model of the car is visible on the dresser. See more »
When Rusty Nail rams the car against the tree, the driver's side window shatters, leaving only a jagged piece of glass. Later in the scene, the window is restored (yet cracked), then disappears again. See more »
I'm not going anywhere until somebody tells me why I should be afraid of a radio.
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Roadkill (or Joy Ride as it is also known) starts off promisingly, but ultimately ends up disappointing. Reminsiscent of both Duel and the Jamie Lee Curtis thriller, Road Games, this film lacks the sheer originality of the Spielberg classic or the Hitchcockian verve of the latter.
After the great initial set-up (two guys are stalked by a psycho trucker after playing a cruel prank on him on their CB), the film meanders aimlessly (and rather bloodlessly) to a weak and pedestrian finale.
The movie obviously suffered from last-minute rewrites (after disappointing test screenings?) and the DVD features umpteen alternative endings - none of which are very good! If only the makers of this film had had the balls to try and shock or surprise the audience, they may have had a real winner on their hands. This film would have really benefited from a 'Seven'-esque finale, or some 'Saw'-style creativity from its (admittedly nifty-monickered) sicko-trucker, Rusty Nail.
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