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When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

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Cast

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Alan Parker
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George Staub
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Farmer
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Jean Parker
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Jessica Hadley
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Julian Parker (as Barry Levy)
Jackson Warris ...
Alan - Age 6
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Alan - Age 12 (as Jeff Ballard)
Peter LaCroix ...
Mature Alan
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Hector Passmore
Robin Nielsen ...
Archie Howard
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Mr. Clarkson
Simon Webb ...
Keith Dallas ...
Orderly
Danielle Dunn-Morris ...
Mrs. Janey McCurdy
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Storyline

A young man hitchhiking back home to visit his mother is picked up by a mysterious stranger. As the ride goes on, the young man uncovers a terrible secret about the stranger, and is given a choice by the stranger. A choice that can mean life or death. Written by Sarah

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The dead travel fast

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 February 2005 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Riding the Bullet  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$101,107 (USA) (15 October 2004)

Gross:

$101,107 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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Trivia

The old red car with the white top is supposed to be a 1958 Plymouth Fury - the same make and model as Christine (1983). See more »

Goofs

Obvious "stun" car: the car that explodes is a 1959 Plymouth, not a 1960 as it is in the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Alan Parker: [Alan's inner me] Happy birthday.
Alan Parker: Yeah. Happy birthday to me.
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Crazy Credits

FOR MOM, DAD, and CRAIG. See more »

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Edited into Shooting the Bullet (2005) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers (as Joseph) & Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Fun, Entertaining Mindjob
30 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Not being a big King fan, I don't think I could've asked for more. I've seen IT, I've struggled through the long run of "The Stand", but it is this film which stands out more than any of the other adaptations of Stephen King's work.

A chilling narrative of a man traveling across country in the 70s, Riding the Bullet succeeds where many other movies have failed by presenting a personal conflict, that is, one which exists within the main character's mind.

I don't think I could've asked for a much better acting job from any of the cast, either.

8/10.


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