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The Road Killers (1994)

At a desert truck stop, a gang of joyriders kidnaps a man's family and kills his brother. The local sheriff is of no help, so the man goes after them himself.

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Deran Sarafian

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Tedi Sarafian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Jack
Craig Sheffer ... Cliff
David Arquette ... Bobby
Josh Brolin ... Tom
Michelle Forbes ... Helen
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Rich
Michael Greene ... Sheriff Hodes
Alexondra Lee ... Ashley
Christopher McDonald ... Glen
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Hauser
Richard C. Sarafian ... Trucker (as Richard Sarafian)
Adrienne Shelly ... Red
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson ... Local
Guy Galley Guy Galley ... Chicken Farmer
Pamela Gordon ... Clerk
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Storyline

After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The highway to hell


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Rated R for violence, pervasive threat and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1994 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Roadflower See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,580,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bobby gives the wrong answer to every math problem that Cliff gives him: 365 times 12.9 is 4,708.5 (Bobby says 4,218.5) 42,000 times 18 is 756,000 (Bobby says 423,000) 3,511 times 46 is 161,506 (Bobby says 153,406) 264,000 times 342 is 90,288,000 (no answer from Bobby) See more »

Goofs

Cliff wants a police radio, Cortez drives a car to send it to him. This car has Dodge front and Ford rear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helen: [lights up a cigarette]
Ashley: Dad, could you pull over...
Jack: Why?
Ashley: I need some air.
Helen: Oh, Ashley, if it bothers you, you should have told me, I would have waited.
Ashley: It doesn't bother me, I just can't handle it every three seconds.
Helen: Well, I don't think I smoke every three seconds.
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Lots of over the top fun!
1 August 2011 | by franklindfSee all my reviews

The other reviews are correct that this movie bears some resemblance to 'The Hitcher' or other movies that take place on the highway and involve brutality and murder. But I think what a lot of the reviews fail to acknowledge is the humor, dark comedy, and other virtues this film has to offer. I think it's a movie that improves with time because stylistically it now feels classically dated and rugged in an early 1990's sort of way that is mostly lost in modern films, although 'No Country for Old Men' touches on a similar style, as do Robert Rodriguez films. It's a satisfying movie because the pacing is good, the acting is good with at times excellent characterization, and there is a fair amount of drama that is actually quite compelling. It leads to a certain amount of excitement that isn't ever boring, and it makes for a good "guy" movie; the sort of film that if you don't take it too seriously, offers a certain likability of the joking villains and a general lightness, recklessness, and irreverence. Overall it can be a quite enjoyable experience to watch.


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