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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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Cast

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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
McKenzie Satterthwaite ...
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Kenneth White ...
Luis Cortés ...
Night Manager (as Luis Cortes)
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Officer Akins
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Sheriff Ritter
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Gas Station Manager
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

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

Fuller, Lewis, and Venna are to meet Rusty Nail at the State Line Truck stop, and an establishing shot of the truck stop is shown. However, it's the same exact truck stop Fuller and Lewis stopped at when they first started out on the road trip. They would never see that truck stop again if they are on a one way trip as it is depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Fuller Thomas: Hey, you came all the way to Salt Lake for me?
Lewis Thomas: Well, you are technically still my brother.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Take Me to Your Heaven
Written by Bill Bergman
Performed by Bill Bergman and The Metrojets
Courtesy of Bill Bergman Productions
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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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