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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

Unrated | | Crime, Horror, Romance | Video 7 October 2008
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After their car breaks down in the desert, four friends try to find their way back to civilization while trying to escape Rusty Nail's bloody wrath.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krystal Vrba ...
Lot Lizard
Big Wheels Waitress
Trucker #1
Trucker #2
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  »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Joy Ride (2001) and Joy Ride 2 are both littered with alumni from Supernatural (2005). episodes of S'pn) plays the Mortician, while one of the film's main characters, Melissa, is played by Nicki Aycox (Meg 1.0 from S'pn). See more »


Before the truck backs up to ram the Chevelle, the license plate is hanging by one screw. When we next see the truck several hundred yards back the license plate is perfectly straight. See more »


Rusty Nail: [30:56] She gave me the finger. Now I want it. She gave it to me, I figure it's mine to keep.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


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Written by Shy Guy Douglas
Performed by The Screws
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6 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I felt tormented watching this film. Not that it was a bad film, but it was really hard to rate. For example the opening scene was soo awesome! Then I got to meet a few of the main (somewhat cheesy characters). Then I liked the acting of a few from their group. I mean they were a group of quirky people. There was pretty good dialog in this movie, which almost shocked me at first. This movie also had some cool twists. Not in a twisted ending type way, but more like "wow that was pretty messed up" kind of way. There also wasn't a huge build up. Nothing really jumped out at you. There wasn't anything terribly original or cliché about this film. If you want to see a decent movie you can watch it. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you cant think of anything else go ahead. I say if you want to watch a movie similar and yet better than this, watch Duel! Now thats a suspenseful movie.

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