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Road Games (1981)

Roadgames (original title)
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pat Quid
... Hitch
... Frita
... Smith or Jones
Thaddeus Smith ... Police
... Police (as Stephen Millichamp)
Alan Hopgood ... Lester
John Murphy ... Benny Balls
Bill Stacey ... Captain Careful
... Sneezy Rider
Ed Turley ... Roadhouse Proprietor
... Hitchhiker (as Angie La Bozzetta)
Colin Vancao ... Fred Frugal
Paul Harris ... Frugal Child
Rochelle Harris ... Frugal Child
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Storyline

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) maybe 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>

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19 November 1981 (USA)  »

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AUD 1,800,000 (estimated)
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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

Goofs

The sign announcing the Eastern side of the Nullarbor Plain is misspelled "Nullabor". See more »

Quotes

Patrick 'Pat' Quid: It's my game.
Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth: Okay, Sherlock
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The closing credits roll over the image of the words 'tomorrow's bacon' written on the back of Quid's trailer. See more »

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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Rear Window on the road
16 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Nice, quiet thriller with hitchcockian tones, with Stacy Keach as a truck driver would be Sherlock Holmes in the Australian wilderness, following a possible hitchiker murderer. With a young and pretty Jamie Lee Curtis and several curious cameos. Not to be missed if you like a strange, fascinating road movie.


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