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The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jaimie Alexander ... Nicole Carrow

Joseph George Mendicino ... Jesse Hilts (as Joey Mendicino)

Deanna Russo ... Tracy Kress

Diane Salinger ... The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)

Curtis Taylor ... The Ranger

Joseph Lawrence ... Officer Michael Deacon (as Joey Lawrence)
Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Jennifer Cormack ... College Student

Mikey Post ... Scotty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Childers ... Father

Nick Orefice ... The killer / kzl-303 (uncredited)

Directed by
John Shiban 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Shiban  written by

Produced by
James Hirsch .... executive producer (as James G. Hirsch)
Tony Krantz .... producer
R.J. Louis .... executive producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer
Robert Papazian .... executive producer (as Robert A. Papazian)
Shawn Papazian .... producer
John Shiban .... producer
R.J. Louis .... line producer (uncredited)
Reece Pearson .... assistant producer (uncredited)
John Shiban .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
Mark Vargo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Byard 
Casting by
Patrick Baca 
Robin Nassif 
Production Design by
Phil Dagort  (as Philip Dagort)
Art Direction by
Ian Phillips 
Set Decoration by
Megan Malley  (as Megan Malley-Cannon)
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
Makeup Department
Bridget Bergman .... key makeup artist
Jamie Kelman .... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects artist
Norma Lee .... hair department head
Production Management
Karine Cruz .... production supervisor
R.J. Louis .... unit production manager
Rebecca McGill .... executive in charge of production
Mark St. John .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Charleston .... first assistant director
Patrick Cunningham .... second assistant director
Robert Papazian .... second unit director (as Robert A. Papazian)
Shawn Papazian .... second unit director
Art Department
Treven Bedwell .... property master
Bruce Bellamy .... on-set dresser
Mark Boucher .... paint foreman
David B. Brenner .... construction coordinator (as David Brenner)
Nelson Bush .... leadman (as Nelson Lee Bush)
Devin Crane .... technical consultant (as Devon Crane)
Pat DiGiulo .... labor foreman (as Pat Di Giulio)
William Greinke .... construction foreman
Hugo Hernandez .... set painter
Brandi Hugo .... art department assistant (as Brandi M. Hugo)
Alfredo Ortega .... set painter
Eugene Wyrick .... assistant property master (as Gene Wyrick)
Sound Department
Nate Arrigoni .... assistant dialogue editor
Sean Byrne .... sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andrew C. D'Addario)
David C. Eichhorn .... adr editor (as David Eichhorn)
David C. Eichhorn .... dialogue editor (as David Eichhorn)
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor (as David Eichhorn)
Klair Ethridge .... boom operator
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant dialogue editor
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer
Jill Schachne .... foley artist (as Jill Schacne)
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound re-recording mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Donald Mayabb .... special effects
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Kanin Howell .... stunts (as Kanan Howell)
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Don Lee .... stunt double: Joe Lawrence
Erin Sharkey .... stunt double
Jessie James Thompson .... stunt double
Christine Marie .... stunt double: Jaimie Alexander (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... director of photography: second unit
Kyle Buff .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Tom Cantrell .... lamp operator
Lonnie S. Gatlin .... best boy electric (as Lonnie Gatlin)
Joseph Graham .... key grip (as Joe Graham)
Jeremy Griffiths .... grip
Doug Hyun .... still photographer
Bob E. Krattiger .... gaffer (as Bob Kraittinger)
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator (as Steve Matzinger)
Darin Necessary .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jay Pope .... grip
David A. Santos .... best boy grip (as David Santos)
Kenny Schneider .... lamp operator (as Ken Schneider)
Blake Scripps .... second assistant camera
Anders Yarbrough .... camera production assistant
Anders Yarbrough .... second assistant camera: second unit
Maryan Zurek .... first assistant camera
Doug Hyun .... special photographer (uncredited)
Anders Yarbrough .... camera loader (uncredited)
Animation Department
Devin Crane .... storyboard artist
Casting Department
Preena Lavingia .... casting assistant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting (uncredited)
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Berger .... costume supervisor
Cesar Magana .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist
Kristen Helsing .... first assistant editor
Sharon Lopez .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Ken Charlson .... music editor
Steve Kaplan .... score mixer
Steve Kaplan .... score recordist
Rebecca McGill .... music supervisor
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Anton .... driver
David Blair .... driver
Brian Casella .... driver
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator (as Don Casella)
Dan Lazaretto .... transportation captain (as Dan Lazzaretto)
Robert Lee .... driver (as Bobby Lee)
Jim Martell .... driver
Becky Raiche .... driver
Other crew
Nino Aldi .... production assistant
Shira Auerhahn .... Assistant To Sales Agent
Cory Calhoun .... assistant: Mr. Krantz
Dylan Charleston .... production assistant
Giuseppe De Angelis .... production intern
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Michael Feldman .... production assistant
Aaron Goldstein .... assistant: Mr Myrick
Tom Just .... production secretary
Howard Keys .... set medic
Leslie Kirvin .... production accountant
Quinton Marquiss .... intern: second unit
Martin Palma .... key craft service
Grace Sur .... assistant accountant
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor (as Mark Thomas)
Janet Viscome .... assistant: Mr. Papazian
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (uncredited)
Jeffrey Baker .... special thanks: Warner Home Video

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality
80 min | 85 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Continuity: The white and yellow ford truck used through out the movie not only switches model years at the end but also from a 1/2 ton truck to a 3/4 ton truckSee more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) (V)See more »
Girl Is On My MindSee more »


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40 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
What happened to the plot? They flushed it down the potty!, 10 May 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Young couple on the road, minding their own business and having casual sex in their car during broad daylight. Yet, suddenly, they're being menaced and terrorized by a deranged psychopath in an old and rusty pick-up truck. Hmm, where have I seen this premise before? Oh yeah, now I remember, we've seen this a THOUSAND times before already, and approximately nine hundred and ninety-nine of the other cases were much better than "Rest Stop"! This weak and pitiable new movie is insulting even to the intellect of the most undemanding horror fans, as it doesn't feature a single original twist or memorable gimmick. It's very sadistic and nasty, but every teenkill-slasher flick is sadistic and nasty nowadays, so that's no real surprise anymore, neither. The absolute main problem with this production is the incredibly large amount of dumb plot holes and meaningless sub plots. Writer/director John Shiban damn well realized that the ultra-thin basic storyline nearly wasn't enough to fill a whole movie with, and thus he stuffs up his film like a Thanksgiving turkey with imbecile and nonsensical padding material. Nicole's boyfriend vanishes at an abandoned and filthy rest stop in California. Killing off her character right away wouldn't result in a very long movie and thus she subsequently encounters a motor home family of freaks, suffers from visions (?) in which she talks to the deranged killer's previous victims and she has deeply emotional (and boring) conversations with a police officer who just won't die even though a truck ran over him...twice! The dumb sub plots never lead anywhere and they're definitely the most pathetic and desperate attempts to stretch a movie's length I've ever seen. Instead of all the pointless padding, Shiban should have paid more attention to building up tension and make his lead characters a little more likable. Jaimie Alexander's character Nicole is an annoying and brainless girl, and you won't really care whether she'll survive the ordeal or not. Her boyfriend Jesse as well as the cop are both whining losers and their brutal deaths still weren't painful enough, if you ask me. I counted exactly three sequences, all including torture and gratuitous mutilation, that were gory and exciting enough to bring a sadist smile on my face. That's still way too few for a nowadays horror movie. Basically, "Rest Stop" is simply a miserable attempt to cash in on the success of such films like "Wolf Creek" and "Hostel", but you're better off watching the originals. This was the first film of the new production company called 'Raw Feed'. They're promoting themselves as the new name in great horror, but they'll have to come up with something much better than "Rest Stop" if they want us to believe that.

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