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Joy Ride (2001)

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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Danny (Lewis's Roommate)
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Car Salesman
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Officer Keeney
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Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
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Sheriff Ritter
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Gas Station Manager
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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Don't play with strangers See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Candy Cane  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,347,259 (USA) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

$21,973,182 (USA) (4 January 2002)
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Eric Stoltz and Eric Roberts auditioned for the role of "Rusty Nail". See more »

Goofs

When Fuller and Venna are outside the motel room, Fuller takes her key and uses it to open the lock. When he turns the key, the whole knob turns, indicating that the knob was never locked. (See Goodfellas for the same mistake.) See more »

Quotes

Venna: I'm not going anywhere until somebody tells me why I should be afraid of a radio.
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If You're Gonna Leave Me
Written and Performed by John Bohlinger
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A nice well made B-movie, a little winner!
6 September 2006 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

After KILL ME AGAIN and RED ROCK WEST director Dahl has again made a nice good-looking, really thrilling little B-movie! He must have watched DUEL (which is still better, maybe the best S. Spielberg movie ever, and rates 10/10) and has added something here and there. The Trauma Spielberg handled in his movie is not to be found in here, but it's still and nevertheless a highly enjoyable, also well photographed movie with believable actors and a nice twisted ending (improbable, yes, but still nice). Whereas in DUEL one just had the man (Dennis Weaver is his best movie) and a truck (without the driver ever to be seen), Dahl added more characters and a more visible (actually audible) driver + police, etc, but the basic plot, people running away from mad truck/driver, is left intact. I just wish more such movies would still be made today ...


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