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

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£2,215,996 (UK) (24 May 2002)
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Trivia

During the course of the movie, watch the LED signal strength indicator lights on the brothers' CB radio. The first four indicator lights change colors in nearly every scene, including bright green, dark green, yellow, red, and crimson. This is obviously intentional and not a series of continuity errors. See more »

Goofs

When they first get the CB radio, the antenna switches from the left to the right side of the Newport and back again (the film is flipped). When the antenna is seen on the right side, the rear bumper of the car appears smooth with the prominent dents missing. See more »

Quotes

Ice Truck Driver: Do you guys need help back to the main road?
Fuller: No, we're okay, now that we're not murdered or anything.
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Connections

Referenced in Identity (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Cecil Grant, Raymond Leveen
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good little chiller
26 March 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Joy Ride is a good scary movie. What makes the film scary is the lack of a monster, the villain is a real crazy guy who can easily find you.John Dahl makes the film suspenseful with it's dark tone and swift camera angles and the cast all play their roles effectively. I give it *** out of ****.


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