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Riding the Bullet -- 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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Mick Garris (screenplay)
Stephen King (novel)
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3 February 2005 (Portugal) See more »
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The dead travel fast
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jonathan Jackson ... Alan Parker

David Arquette ... George Staub

Cliff Robertson ... Farmer

Barbara Hershey ... Jean Parker

Erika Christensen ... Jessica Hadley

Barry W. Levy ... Julian Parker (as Barry Levy)
Jackson Warris ... Alan - Age 6

Jeffrey Ballard ... Alan - Age 12 (as Jeff Ballard)
Peter LaCroix ... Mature Alan

Chris Gauthier ... Hector Passmore
Robin Nielsen ... Archie Howard

Matt Frewer ... Mr. Clarkson
Simon Webb ... Grim Reaper
Keith Dallas ... Orderly
Danielle Dunn-Morris ... Mrs. Janey McCurdy

Nicky Katt ... Ferris
Mike Shustek ... Cop at Accident #1
Tony Cuzela ... Cop at Accident #2
Terry Howson ... Cop at Accident #3
Francis Boyle ... Talking Corpse

Tatiana Szalay ... Sobbing Wife

Ming Lo ... Doctor in Mom's Room
David Purvis ... Mr. Dalrymple
Greg Rogers ... Businessman Selling Cadillac

Dylan Basile ... Kid Buying Cadillac
Howard Kaylan ... Apple Man
Natalye Vivian ... Yvonne Ederle

Mick Garris ... Dr. Higgins
Mark McConchie ... Dr. Shustek
Cynthia Garris ... Nurse Annie Wilkes
Catherine Devine ... Art Class Model

Haig Sutherland ... Rally Student #1

Ben Cotton ... Rally Student #2
Norman Krevoy ... Janitor in Hospital (as Dr. Norman Krevoy)
Cecile Krevoy ... Sexy Mute Nurse in Hospital
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra-Jessica Couturier ... Roller Coaster Rider (uncredited)

Directed by
Mick Garris 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mick Garris (screenplay)

Stephen King (novella "Riding the Bullet")

Produced by
Jan Fantl .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... producer
Frank Hübner .... executive producer
Jeff Ivers .... executive producer
Stephen King .... executive producer
Bill Kravitz .... co-producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
David Lancaster .... producer
Greg Malcolm .... producer
Chad Marting .... associate producer
Neal Ramer .... associate producer
Joel T. Smith .... producer
Vicki Sotheran .... producer
Julia Verdin .... co-producer
Jörg Westerkamp .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Pike 
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. New (director of photography) (as Robert New)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Deskin 
 
Art Direction by
Kristina Lyne 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Nothnagel 
 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Nolin  (as Stephanie Nolan)
 
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... key hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Rebeccah Delchambre .... key makeup artist (as Rebecca Delchambre)
Mike Fields .... makeup effects: location assistant
Sarah Graham .... assistant makeup artist
Rachel Griffin .... special makeup effects artist
Beth Hathaway .... fabrication department
Beth Hathaway .... hair department
Grady Holder .... dental prosthetics: K.N.B. EFX Group
Diane Holme .... assistant hair stylist (as Dianne Holme)
Garrett Immel .... key artist
Garrett Immel .... makeup effects assistant
Garrett Immel .... on-set makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
James Dean Patten .... assistant hair stylist
Scott Patton .... makeup designer
Ron Pipes .... fabrication department (as Ron Pipes II)
Ron Pipes .... hair department (as Ron Pipes II)
Jessica Rain .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nicole Haeussermann .... production supervisor: Kolin S.A.
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Kai Schürmann .... production supervisor: ApolloProMedia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Krista Dutton .... assistant director: dgc
Jennifer Kiefaber .... third assistant director
David McLeod .... first assistant director
Sean Watson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Carole Alexander .... lead dresser
Suzanne Bachelu .... assistant props
Dean Barker .... property master
Carlos Bolbrugge .... art department assistant
Peter Christian Combe .... scenic artist
Grady Holder .... art department
Carey Jones .... art department
Todd Keller .... on-set dresser
Jeffl Koeppen .... construction lead (as Jeff Koeppen)
Derek Krout .... art department
Alistair Macrae .... assistant prop master (as Ali MacRae)
Mark McGann .... assistant set decorator
Randy McKenzie .... scenic carpenter
Darren Miller .... greens
Vladimir Moukhanov .... construction lead
Ocean Mussack .... lead props
Ben Rittenhouse .... art department
Gary Robinson .... lead laborer
Patrick Romine .... construction coordinator
Russ Seifert .... art department
Judi Stackaruk .... set dresser
Wendy Subity .... buyer
Ken Sullivan .... construction foreman
Adrien Van Viersen .... storyboard artist (as Adrien Van Vierson)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Bernie Wrightson .... designer: grim reaper
Bernie Wrightson .... original artwork
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist (as Steven Baine)
Roberta Bratti .... operations: Deluxe
Christian Carruthers .... sound re-recording mixer
Roderick Deogrades .... sound effects editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Peter Kelly .... sound re-recording mixer
Garrett Kerr .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... sound consultant: Dolby
Ron Martin .... boom operator
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Millar Montgomery .... cable puller (as Miller Montgomery)
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brent Pickett .... assistant sound editor
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Murray Campbell .... first assistant special effects
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator (as Andy Chamberlayne)
Dave Mayle .... special effects assistant
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant
David Wong .... mechanical department
Andrew Lahmann .... stunt special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Loren Bivens .... on-set supervisor: CBS Digital
Deane Boeka .... compositor: CBS Digital
Paul Cox .... visual effects supervisor: Northwest Imaging & FX (as Paul R. Cox)
Chris DeCristo .... compositor: CBS Digital (as Christopher Decristo)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
David Emerson .... optical line-up (as Dave Emerson)
George Garcia .... digital matte painting: CBS Digital
Adam Hawkey .... digital colorist: iO FILM (as Adam S. Hawkey)
Constance Hearn .... producer: iO FILM
Erica Henderson .... Inferno artist: Northwest Imaging & FX
Chris Hopkins .... CG animator: CBS Digital (as Christopher Hopkins)
Michael John Koetter .... assistant digital colorist: iO FILM (as Michael Koetter)
Nicki Kreitzman .... compositor: CBS Digital
Brenda Levert .... visual effects producer: Northwest Imaging & FX
Allan Levine .... titles and opticals
Todd Liddiard .... Inferno artist: Northwest Imaging & FX
Pete Mastalyr .... Inferno artist: Northwest Imaging & FX (as Peter Mastalyr)
David McCue .... camera: optical effects (as Dave McCue)
Kevin Mullican .... color science/imaging r&d: iO FILM
Justin Peturson .... coordinator: Northwest Imaging & FX
Wendy Ruiz .... visual effects coordinator: CBS Digital
Suzanne Thompson .... account executive: Northwest Imaging & FX
Noda Tsamardos .... coordinator: Northwest Imaging & FX
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor: CBS Digital
Niel Wray .... CG supervisor: CBS Digital
Noel Wright .... Inferno artist: Northwest Imaging & FX
 
Stunts
Kevin J. Andruschak .... stunts (as Kevin Andruschak)
Brett Armstrong .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Barb Bartos .... stunts (as Barbra Bartos)
Jim Broyden .... stunts (as Jimmy Broyden)
Ryan Ennis .... stunts
Mike Godenir .... stunts
Ryan Judd .... stunts
Brad Kelly .... stunts
Dale Kipling .... stunts (as Dave Kipling)
Jon Kralt .... stunts (as John Kralt)
Rick Pearce .... stunts
Owen Walstrom .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Anderson .... grip
Debbie Arrowood .... digital imaging technician
Ron Bigelow .... camera trainee
Robert Creese .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ken Decker .... generator operator
Leo Decker .... lamp operator
John Dekker .... gaffer
Ishi Dinim .... camera trainee
Gwynne Fulton .... loader
Justin Hanika .... lamp operator (as Justin Hannika)
Shauna Hanna .... best girl
John Harkin .... crane technician
Brad Hodgeson .... power pod operator
Cliff Hokanson .... Steadicam operator
Pierre Hubert .... dolly grip (as Pierre 'Pepe' Hubert)
Wynne Keing .... loader (as Winnie Keing)
David Kurvers .... playback (as Dave Kurvers)
Michael McLellan .... key grip (as Mike McLellan)
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robert C. New .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Robert New)
Brad Oleksy .... grip (as Brad Olesky)
Brian Rose .... Steadicam operator
Jack Rowand .... still photographer
Richard Schmon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Sigurdson .... first assistant camera (as Einar Sigurdson)
Ron Stuber .... power pod operator
Julie Tanas .... lighting technician
Graham Tucker .... camera trainee
Jason Weir .... best boy
Richard Win .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Elisa Knox .... casting assistant: Canada
Bill Kravitz .... casting associate: U.S.
Audrey Skalbania .... casting: Canada
Rozanda Skalbania .... casting associate: Canada
Julia Verdin .... casting: U.S.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Derek J. Baskerville .... set supervisor (as Derek Baskerville)
Nancy Hare .... truck costumer
Nancy Na .... truck costumer
Beverley Wowchuk .... assistant designer
 
Editorial Department
Vaughan Killin .... color timer
Lorne Miess .... telecine colorist
Louise Runge .... post-production coordinator
Bill Young .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Arlene Fishbach .... music supervisor
Clark Germain .... music mixer
Nicholas Pike .... music programmer
Nicholas Pike .... musician: guitar
Blues Saraceno .... musician: additional guitar
 
Transportation Department
Ken Atherton .... driver: cast
Ron Buyck .... transportation co-captain
Bob Chase .... driver: honeywagon
Stefano Chimarios .... driver: cast
Grant Davis .... driver: cable truck
Scott Dingo Dean .... driver: cable truck (as Scott Dean)
Kam Dhesi .... driver: camera truck
Ralph Eugster .... driver: grip/electric truck
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transportation coordinator
Rob Glen .... driver: grip/electric truck
Steve Halldorson .... driver: construction
Lyle Harrison .... driver: honeywagon
Wally Janzen .... driver: hair/make-up (as Wally Jansen)
John Johnston .... transportation captain
Steve Martin .... driver: 3-holer
Dan Moland .... driver: grip/electric truck (as Dan 'Danno' Moland)
Garry Radons .... driver: cast
Peter Road .... driver: cast (as Peter 'Roadrash' Road)
Devin Senft .... transportation
Duane Shearer .... driver: cast (as Dwayne 'Bing' Shearer)
Reggie Singh .... picture car wrangler
Chris Wild .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Jeremy Alexander .... assistant to producers
Cassie Anderson .... title designer: main title
Grant Astle .... chef: Critic's Choice
Sergei Bachlakov .... location scout (as Sergi Bachlakov)
Andrea Bastin .... production coordinator
Adam Battrick .... photo double: Alan II (as Adam Batterick)
Thomas Becker .... legal affairs: ApolloProMedia
Sandi Bennett .... caterer: Critic's Choice (as Sandy Bennett)
Kamar Bitar .... office staff
Chuck Campbell .... stand-in: "Alan"
Dan Carr .... location manager
Birthe Danielsen .... assistant: Frank Hübner
Sigrid Ann Davison .... international division: MPCA
Paul Drake .... production assistant
Trish Fell .... craft service
Trish Fell .... first aid
Thorsten Felscher .... financial advisor: ApolloProMedia
Rob Fournier .... armorer
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Ryan Gaines .... assistant: Brad Krevoy
Shelley Gair MacDougall .... business affairs (as Shelley Gair)
Shelley Gair MacDougall .... business affairs: clearances (as Shelley Gair)
Francisco Gonzalez .... international division: MPCA (as Francisco J. González)
Peter Graham .... banking services: Lewis Horwitz Organization
Norm Harper .... intern: David Lancaster Productions
Bonnie Judd .... animal handler: K9 Co-Stars
Bonnie Judd .... animal trainer
Ryan Judd .... animal trainer
Kris Kadzielski .... key production assistant (as Chris Kadzielski)
Jacqui Kaese .... acting coach: Jackson Warris
Jedrzej Kowalski .... key production assistant
Lynne Lachance .... animal trainer
Dorian Leslie .... web site designer
Reuben Liber .... production executive: MPCA
Shelley Matheson .... assistant accountant
Shelley Matheson .... post-production accountant
Brett McCord .... production assistant
Brad McDonald .... animal provider: spiders (as Brad MacDonald)
Nicole McKay .... assistant: Mr. Garris
Catherine McNeil .... production assistant
Rico Mielnicki .... assistant location manager
Stephen Monas .... legal services: Business Affairs, Inc. (as Steve Monas)
Wayne Morice .... key production assistant
Donald Munro .... assistant to producers
Marnie Nelko .... production assistant
John Michael Parkan .... assistant: Brad Krevoy
Tina Perenseff .... assistant chef: Critic's Choice (as Tina Perensoff)
Steve Ransohoff .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc.
Trevor Sadler .... chef: Critic's Choice (as Trevor Sadley)
David Simpson .... chef: Critic's Choice (as Dave Simpson)
Eric Skodis .... office staff
David Small .... location scout
Tracy Smith-Kolisnyk .... first assistant coordinator
Ashley Suttle .... animal trainer
Morgan Tincher .... second assistant coordinator
Veronica Torres .... office staff
Cassidy Towers .... key production assistant
Greg Trattner .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc. (as Gregory Trattner)
Matthew Warren .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc. (as Matt Warren)
Laurie Watt .... production accountant
Elizabeth Weinstein .... stand-in
Ray Wong .... production assistant
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances Inc.
 
Thanks
Jane Blaney .... special thanks
Peter Block .... special thanks
Carrie Buldoc .... special thanks: The University of Maine
Jason Constantine .... special thanks
Jon Feltheimer .... special thanks
Charles Gill .... special thanks: The Central Maine Medical Center
Luanne Lawrence .... special thanks: The University of Maine
Mari Maxwell .... special thanks: The Sun Journal
Don Petersen .... special thanks
Cindy Wallis .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Riding the Bullet" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and some nudity
Runtime:
USA:98 min | Argentina:98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
When Alan asks his mother how his father died, she says he was hit by a car while walking along side the road (while on his way to get gas for his car). On June 19, 1999, Stephen King was struck (and almost killed) while walking along Route 5, in Lovell, Maine.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Alan sets down the envelope the tickets were in twiceSee more »
Quotes:
Jean Parker:Don't you wanna see me before I die?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Misery (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Part 1)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Riding the Mallet, 28 October 2012
Author: BakuryuuTyranno from United Kingdom

I don't really understand what I saw while watching this film. I'm not sure whether it was intended as a character study, incredibly surreal or whatever.

I'm not really sure whether the protagonist's paranoia was really supposed to be important, if so, the suspicions were justified when spooky things started happening, so... I repeat: I really don't understand.

The antagonistic spirit tries to force on the protagonist a sadistic decision. Perhaps if, instead of watching weird stuff happen to the protagonist, we had been given more emotional investment in him, this might have been more effective.

So the roller coaster shares its name with a metaphor for mortality. Right. But then what effect did literally riding the coaster have? Any? Very weird...

The method of presents the protagonist's thoughts to the audience was inventive, but besides that I don't know what I could recommend about it. But then its probably among those films where reading about it simply can't substitute the experience of watching it.

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