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Joy Ride (2001)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  5 October 2001 (USA)
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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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Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
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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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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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£2,215,996 (UK) (24 May 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

When Lewis calls the sheriff's department at the gas station with the ice truck driver he asks for the Rawlins County Sheriff in Table Rock. Table Rock is in Sweetwater County and Rawlins is in Carbon County. There is no Rawlins County in Wyoming. See more »

Quotes

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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Shut Your Mouth
Written by Chris Kennedy
Performed by Ultra V
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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Only worthwhile for dedicated fans of the stars
2 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ever wonder who blackmails a budding star like LeeLee Sobieski into a hopeless part in a worthless movie? In the uneven Glass House, in which she gives a performance better than the movie deserved, making it watchable. In " My First Mister", she gives a performance that hints at future Oscars.In Joy Ride, she is essentially window dressing, a token nubile young starlet. The director has lots of fun hinting at her cleavage, her (covered) nipples, her panties and other pg 'eroticism' for 12 year olds.

In addition to wasting LeeLee, this movie never develops real suspense. The plot is even more unbelievable than average. The actors seem to be swallowing their giggles. All the best scenes were in the trailer.

Fans of Paul Walker, of Fast and Furious fame, might also endure the movie for his sake.

Steve Zahn tries to steal the movie, and almost succeeds, but ends up overacting to overcome the bad script.

I gave this a 6 for LeeLee, but recommend you watch The Glass House instead.


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