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Wheels of Terror (1990)

A small town is terrorized by an unknown stranger who kidnaps and abuses little girls. When her only child is kidnapped right in front of her, the schoolbus driver begins the desperate ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Cassidy ... Laura
Marcie Leeds Marcie Leeds ... Stephanie
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Luis (as Carlos Cervantes)
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Detective Drummond
Henry Kendrick ... Kellogg (as Henry Max Kendrick)
Sharon Thomas Cain Sharon Thomas Cain ... Amy Donaldson (as Sharon Thomas)
Jacob Kenner Jacob Kenner ... Brad
Julie Hasel Julie Hasel ... Girl on Bus
Kimberly Duncan Kimberly Duncan ... Kimberly Donaldson
Mindy Spence Mindy Spence ... Stacy Harrison
Jon Conrad Pochron Jon Conrad Pochron ... Motorcycle Officer
Kirk Nelson Kirk Nelson ... Sheriff
Kristina Betts Kristina Betts ... Girl Victim
Bill Yarbrough Bill Yarbrough ... Girl's Father
Roger Rook Roger Rook ... Pastor
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Storyline

A small town is terrorized by an unknown stranger who kidnaps and abuses little girls. When her only child is kidnapped right in front of her, the schoolbus driver begins the desperate chase to catch the criminal. Written by Winnowill <an209309@anon.penet.fi>

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Evil waits. With the motor running.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror in Copper Valley See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story was initially going to take place in Napa Valley, California. This was changed to Arizona at the last minute for budgetary reasons. See more »

Goofs

While escaping from the warehouse, the mysterious car knocks off the school bus' driver's side door. In the subsequent chase, the door is back on in several shots. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Where's Kim.
Stephanie: That's funny. She was right behind me.
Laura: Well, maybe her mother picked her up.
Stephanie: She was right behind me when we came out of the school. If her mom was going to pick her up she would have said something.
Boy on bus: I guess her mom picked her up alright.
Laura: Are you sure?
Boy on bus: I saw her get into her car.
Laura: [Laura and Stephanie exit the bus] Kim! Kimberly!
Stephanie: Mom, what's wrong?
Laura: Did she say anything? Anything at all about her mom picking her up today?
[...]
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Connections

References Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) See more »

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Im Feldquartier
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Irritating lack of resolution of threat; Ms. Cassidy misused.
15 February 2002 | by telepinus1525See all my reviews

One of the few movies I saw twice because I couldn't believe how boneheaded it was the first time! One of the things that bug about movies like this is the need to be "ambiguous" without revealing too much about the nature of the threat/killer/monster...all the director managed to do was annoy me with ,"So, what the hell was it?" and not even let know just what the hell "it" was! Unless the car really was possessed. Joanna Cassidy was served better in films like "Roger Rabbit" and "The Package", and was totally wasted here. Take a hint: don't even bother watching this snoozer.


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