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Blacktop (2000)

A woman traveling with her comedian boy friend gets fed up with him when he accepts a three night gig in a wayward trucker's bar. Running away, she accepts a ride from a deranged trucker ... See full summary »

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Jack (as Meat Loaf Aday)
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Sylvia
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David
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Buck
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Waitress
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Blacktop Cop
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Mechanic
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Club Manager
Ken Roberts ...
Tattoo Gas Jockey
Bob Wilde ...
Bartender
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Mine Worker
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Bad Dude
Rheta Hutton ...
Cataract Woman
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Young Gas Attendant
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A woman traveling with her comedian boy friend gets fed up with him when he accepts a three night gig in a wayward trucker's bar. Running away, she accepts a ride from a deranged trucker who may be a serial killer of young women. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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trucker | bar | shower | diner | cell phone | See All (58) »

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This ain't no joyride. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »
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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Blacktop: Murder on the Move  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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This is the second film Kristin Davis and Blu Mankuma appear in together they both appear in Atomic Train. See more »

Goofs

During highway chase scene a chase/safety vehicle with large banners and flashing lights can be seen in a curve. See more »

Connections

References Duel (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Let Go
Performed by Lucinda Williams
Written by Randy Weeks (as Randall Barry Weeks)
Published by Angry Desert Music/Administered by Bug Music Inc.
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises
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Paradise by the dashboard lights of the semi? NOT!
14 July 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the third or fourth film I've seen with Meatloaf Aday playing a character. I was not a fan of his acting in his videos, and I still feel the same way when it comes to full length feature films. But the guy can sing, and I am a fan of his in that respect, so my admiration follows him to the screen, where, once again, he is driving a large vehicle with just as big an ego behind the wheel (same as he was in "BLACK DOG").

But this time, he plays a psychopathic trucker with "issues" left to be dealt with. And Kristin Davis gets caught in the middle when she has a fight with boyfriend Lochlyn Munro, getting picked up as a hitch hiker by Aday, not knowing what she's traded up (or down) for.

This film had a little suspense in it, but I wasn't on the edge of the couch, waiting for the next event to happen, but I was intrigued, nonetheless. The characters were developed to the point where I knew where Aday's character defects lay, but it is an almost systematic plot that was really predictable. I scored a 6 on this film, but I think I was being generous just for the fact that Aday was the star.


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