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Detour (2003)

A group on their way to a rave become involved in a string of events that leaves them stranded in a desert. What follows is a nights of terror as they are set upon by a gang of drug crazed cannibals


(as S. Lee Taylor)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Reed ...
Tara (as Ashley Elizabeth)
Aaron Buer ...
Danna Brady ...
Kelsey Wedeen ...
Jessica Osfar ...
Ryan De'Rouen ...
Lee (as Ryan De Rouen)
T.C. Davidson ...
King Freak (as Curtis Davidson)
Queen Freak
Anthony Connell ...
Angela (as Renee Madison Cole)
Gabrielle Kraszewski ...
Little Girl
Jeffrey Barnett ...
Pseudo Michele / Scared Freak / Raver
Steve Grabowsky ...
Pseudo Neil


While returning to Los Angeles in a trailer through the desert, the driver Neil convinces his friends Tara, Harmony, Loopz, Michelle, Lee and Cashie to take a detour to an isolated mine where it could have a plantation of peyote. The owner of a gas station advises the group to not go to the place, but the stubborn Neil does not pay attention to his words. While driving in a secondary road, Neil sees a girl and wrecks the car in a rock. He decides to walk back to the gas station to call a tow truck, while Michelle and Lee climb a hill trying to get signal to their cell phones. Sooner the teenagers find that they are under siege of a group of sadistic deformed cannibals and they have to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One Wrong Turn and your Fresh Meat!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell's Highway  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's title was obviously inspired by Wrong Turn (2003). See more »


The guy driving the camper is shown wearing three different shirts in the first scene. See more »


Loopz: Yo my man, check it. I needs to unleash my dragon. You got a B-EZ up in this mart?
Petey: You mean the crapper?
Loopz: Yeah, fo shure!
Petey: Crapper's out back. Help yourself.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were hurt in the making of this photoplay. Unless you want to count the animal hanging in the gas station (which by the way, was dead when we got there... honest!) See more »


References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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Rip-off yes, but a good rip-off
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Okay, yes, obviously this is a rip-off of "The Hills Have Eyes." Let's accept it and move on. Most movies these days are ripping off something else, and if the studios can get away with it, so can the indies. But this flick transcends the stigma of "low-budget-straight-to-video-horror-rip-off" for the simple reason that it is incredibly entertaining! Simply put, this is a fun movie to watch. It takes the hackneyed set-up of a bunch of kids taking a shortcut into cannibal mutant territory and delivers it in a fast, interesting, and completely watchable way. Besides the tacked-on opening, I have no gripes with this movie. The cast, the script, the direction, and even the cinematography are all above par, especially given all of our pre-conceived notions about this genre. From start to finish, it's a fun ride (and the Loopz character is a special treat). Plus, the DVD has some good bonus features (the commentary is great). Seriously, if you're a horror fan (especially of 80's slashers, which we all love to love I guess), you're not gonna go wrong with this one. Joe Bob would say check it out.

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