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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

Unrated | | Crime, Horror, Romance | Video 7 October 2008
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While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krystal Vrba ...
Lot Lizard
Big Wheels Waitress
Trucker #1
Gordon Tipple ...
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Woman Stuck in Snow
Bald Trucker
Lyle St. Goddard ...
Drunk Trucker #1
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While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. Nik convinces her to take a secondary road under the protest of Bobby but the car breaks down. They find a house in the middle of nowhere and decide to take the car parked in the house's garage to the next city, and return with a rented car to pay for the damages provoked by Nik; Melissa leaves her cell number. However, they discover that the owner of the place is the sadistic truck driver Rusty Nail and they have to pay a high price for what they did. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joy Ride: End of the Road  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When they're at the diner you can hear a song when they're leaving the car and it says "Candy Kane" which is what Paul Walker said his name was in the first movie. See more »


When the kids' car breaks down, they take off shirts and jackets to walk in the heat. Moments later, in Rusty Nail's barn, you can see their breath when they talk. See more »


Melissa: I did everything you asked!
Rusty Nail: No, you didn't. I saw you down at the funeral parlor.
Kayla: Mel, what is going on?
Rusty Nail: There's a big difference between a freshly cut, live finger and one snipped from a corpse. Less blood in that one you got there. Stiffer, paler. The nail's yellowed, no nutrients, deteriorating. Want to see what a fresh one looks like? Check the glove compartment.
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Frankie and Johnny
Performed by Gene Martin
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By Arrangement with The Orchard
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The more I watch this movie, the less I like!
13 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(I still can't believe I seen 3 times now)

Everyone times I see this movie, i also seem find it that I like much less the my last watch.

The fist movie was great as it had some really great Thrill Ride of scary and tense moment in that movie, sadly I can not say the same for this movie.

This is was stand alone (Which I was Gutted about), No one of first movie as come back and even have new person playing the killer.

This movie never feel had any suspense in action seen and the lead in this movie was very annoying throughout the whole movie, so don't really feel sorry for her and I don't think her acting helped out all.

This movie as some good bloody moment in it and some torture scene, which I thought that scene was ruined by the silly screaming from the goth kid.

The acting from some of cast was just really bad and very annoying.

4 out of 10 (Why did l Like this on first watch. i must of been drunk lol) __________________

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