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Joy Ride (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 November 1958 (USA)
Teenage story of a bad apple in a barrel evolving from a kid's desire to drive a new T-bird.

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... Miles
... Grace
... Paul (as Rad Fulton)
Nicholas King ... Arnie
... Dirk (as Jim Bridges)
Robert Levin ... Vince
... Barrett
... Taverner
... Ellensten
... Stewart
... Wechsler (as Stacy Keach)
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Paul and three other punks, Arnie, Vince and Dirk, are admiring a parked sports car and intending to take it for a joy ride, when they are surprised by its owner, Miles who orders them away and is met with a barrage of filthy names. A few nights later they break into Miles' garage and he catches them and threatens to call the police. Paul tells him they want the car for a ride and they will have it sooner or later. The young hoods then launch a campaign of terror against Miles and his wife. Paul realizes he has more pleasure in frightening Miles than in trying to get the car, and one day they force their way into the Miles home and brutally attack Mrs. Miles after she refuses to produce the car keys. Now thinking that Miles is in his power, Paul meets him to take delivery of the car. When Paul steps into the car, Miles pulls a gun and orders him to drive out of town at a breakneck speed. The more frightened Paul becomes, the more dangerously Miles makes him drive, until finally, in ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The HOT CARS! The COOL PARTIES! The EASY DAMES! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Edward Bernds' best feature film (which isn't saying much)
22 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Edward Bernds is best known for directing some of the better post war 3 Stooges shorts and the unintentionally hilarious Queen from Outer Space. All of his feature films with the possible exception Return of the Fly are strictly B's. Joy Ride is the B'est of the B's, at just sixty minutes, an amazingly short running time for the late fifties, it was intended to be bottom of the bill. It's subject matter would suggest exploitation fifties fun. But it is actually an understated, low key film in the style of the social realistic kitchen sink dramas of fifties' live TV, sort of Marty Meets Rebel Without a Cause. I saw it back in the seventies on television because Movies on TV gave it three stars. Maybe it is more like a solid two and a half, but if you watch it with modest expectations, you could be pleasantly surprised how effective this ultra low budget feature is.


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