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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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Charlotte
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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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Ronald Ellinghouse
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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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It was just a joke, just for fun. 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) (7 October 2001)

Gross:

$21,973,182 (USA) (6 January 2002)
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Trivia

Although Ted Levine provides Rusty Nail's voice, he actually wasn't brought in until post-production, and, physically, Rusty Nail is played by the hulking actor Matthew Kimbrough. See more »

Goofs

Table Rock is depicted as being bigger than it is in real life. In reality it is no more than an encampment for oil workers. See more »

Quotes

Fuller Thomas: Do a woman's voice.
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Connections

Referenced in Amber Alert (2012) See more »

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Nothing Lies Still Long
Written by Beerman, Fisk, Freeman, Spalding
Performed by Pell Mell
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sometimes, the Earth changes directions and I like a film such as this
26 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This turned out to be one the few movies I liked that was geared toward a teen audience. Steve Zahn and Paul Walker weren't natural in the roles as brothers, which embodied the very nature of their relationship. While the story became rather convoluted near the end, Rusty Nail's voice and detached presence brought some actual fear to the heart of the viewer. While the sound editing made this film, the relatively simple yet complex plot really turned this film into a satisfying movie experience.


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