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Riding the Bullet (2004)

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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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)
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Mature Alan
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Hector Passmore
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Archie Howard
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Mr. Clarkson
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Keith Dallas ...
Orderly
Danielle Dunn-Morris ...
Mrs. Janey McCurdy

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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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Stephen King's Riding the Bullet  »

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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

As Alan Parker is heading to Lewiston, ME, he is seen walking past a sign indicating the junction of US Routes 2 & 68. US Route 68 runs for 560 miles between Reidland, KY and Findlay, OH. The closest it comes to Lewiston is 714 miles. See more »

Quotes

Hippie Guy: You know, my mom died in the hospital. Heavy shit. She had lung cancer and she weighed like 75 pounds when she died.
Alan Parker: [inner voice] Thanks for sharing that, asshole. I feel much better now.
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FOR MOM, DAD, and CRAIG. See more »

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References Christine (1983) See more »

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Ride
Written by Jonathan Jackson
Performed by Enation
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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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