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Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey (such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road). Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange (Smith or Jones), may be the serial killer mentioned on the radio. But his pursuit of the van driver brings him to the attention of the police, who begin to suspect him.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
At the beginning when Keach passes the car towing the boat, he says "I'm on your port side." The nautical term port refers to the left side, but since drivers drive on the left side of the road in Australia he is actually on the starboard, or left, side. See more »
I would not recommend you wait on this if you are a fan of suspense. There is also an early role for Jamie Lee Curtis, as well. There are decent performances all around, save for the horrible police officers. They must have been the real thing.
Pros: High suspense, well-written characters, great use of a low budget, good plot twist, keeps you guessing, fine ending.
Cons: Drags in spots, dialogue can be pretentious and unrealistic, a few continuity issues, with respect to sequencing.
For a PG rated movie, this is rather adult themed and creepy, if not scary. I recommend this film to all.
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