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Rest Stop -- When the runaway lovers pause at an abandoned rest stop, Jess disappears. And someone else appears - someone with his own demented sense of fun.


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Release Date:
17 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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

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

Deanna Russo ... Tracy Kress

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

Curtis Taylor ... The Ranger

Joey Lawrence ... Deacon
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
Jeffrey Baker .... executive in charge of production
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: Nicole cuts her arms several times through the movie, yet when you see the insides of her arms in other scenes, most of the time she doesn't have a scratch on her and other times she has a really horrible gash in a place where she wasn't cut before.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) (V)See more »
Heal MeSee more »


What are the differences between the R-rated version and the Unrated version?
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21 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Could have been good, 1 November 2006
Author: polyhigh2000 from United States

But it's not. The plot isn't all that bad, the actors aren't all terrible so it should be decent. Instead though despite a good starting point the plot just drags on and suffers from a lot of those "I can't believe he/she is so dumb" moments so often used in horror movies to keep things going. It frustrated me at times watching some of the decision made by the lead character. Also it took way too long to get to the good part of the movie. Anticipation is great but you can't spend over half the movie building it up. A shame too since it got decent exposure upon release and hit right before the big Halloween season. Even so I have a feeling this is going to get at least one sequel, if not more so maybe they'll be able to build on the strong general plot to eventually release something decent.

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