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Joyride to Nowhere (1977)

PG | | Action, Crime | June 1977 (USA)
Teenage friends Cindy and Leah have decided to leave their abusive homelives behind, stealing Cindy's father's car and setting out on the road to freedom. On the way, they meet up with a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mel Welles, Ronald C. Ross (as Ronald Ross)

Writers:

George 'Buck' Flower (as Buck Flower), John F. Goff (as John Goff) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Ackerman ... Leah
Sandy Alan Sandy Alan ... Cindy (as Sandy Serrano)
Len Lesser ... Charlie
Mel Welles ... Tank McCall
Ronald C. Ross Ronald C. Ross ... Curly (as Ronald Ross)
Speed Stearns Speed Stearns ... Jake
Gary Gabelich Gary Gabelich ... Swede
Dino Nova Dino Nova ... Tip
John Alderman ... Lieutenant
Jan Curnow Jan Curnow ... Waitress
Bill Drake Bill Drake ... Detective
Mike Dunn Mike Dunn ... Policeman #1
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Boutique Clerk
Tani Guthrie ... Edna
Barry Hamilton Barry Hamilton ... Jim
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Teenage friends Cindy and Leah have decided to leave their abusive homelives behind, stealing Cindy's father's car and setting out on the road to freedom. On the way, they meet up with a sleazy guy named Tank who invites them up to his place. As Tank showers, the two girls decide to take off, stealing Tank's wallet and his car. His car, however, happens to contain $2 million from a bank job he just pulled off, and Tank is now rather intent on tracking the pair down and reclaiming what's his. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Dolls See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Production Co:

Rosuro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The script for this film was written in four days. See more »

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In the final chase scene, even though there are two girls, some shots only show the driver. See more »

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Referenced in Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) See more »

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Big Willie
Special Music & Lyrics by Ronald C. Ross (as Ronald Ross) and Jim Gitter
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JOYride? Far from it sadly..
28 April 2006 | by anxietyresisterSee all my reviews

Two teenage girls go on the run from dodgy boyfriends and dirty old men alike. However, when they cheat a gangster out of a lot of money, things start to get interesting..

..Except that's a complete lie. Nothing in this wretched motion picture in any way, shape or form could be described as interesting. In fact, this is as far gone from that word as you're ever likely to get. I can imagine couples at the drive-thru thirty years ago splitting up over it, furtively arguing about who's dumb idea it was to watch this crap. Yep, it could have meant the death of a whole new generation.. and it's just a movie. The screenplay consists of the two girls talking about life, love and other such codswallop while travelling across America. They meet a dumb bloke who wants to bone them both, and fleece him for everything he's worth. Then of course we have that terribly original sub-plot about Mr Mafia..

Oh God, I can't go on. Believe me, you don't know hell until you hear Leslie Ackerman and Sandy Serrano's vapid conversations. They succeed in making Paris Hilton sound like Albert Einstein, and what's worse is they take up 95% of the film. Yep, the director is labouring under the misapprehension that we would rather hear about the two wench's growing pains than them cavorting naked together in a hot tub. He actually thinks he is making a serious film, where we can actually care about these underwritten characters who are so shallow you couldn't drown an ant in them. To which I respond by pointing at him and laughing out of pure contempt. The next Spielberg? I think not. I'd even say Ed Wood had more talent. At least you could have a good laugh at his stuff..

I have nothing more to say. Go home. Oh, and if you happen to see a skinheaded chap in an Iron Maiden T-shirt on your way back, flipping a pound coin in his hand and with an evil grin on his face, tell him I'd like to have a word. It's something to do with a film he recommended I try. It won't take long, honest.. *SHARPENS A KNIFE*.. 0/10


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