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Joyride (1997)

The teenage son of a motel owner steals a black convertible to impress a mysterious beauty he has a crush on.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobey Maguire ... J.T.
Amy Hathaway ... Tanya
Wilson Cruz ... James
Christina Zilber Christina Zilber ... Smith (as Christina Naify)
James Karen ... The Client
Adam West ... Harold
Benicio Del Toro ... Detective Lopez
Steven Gilborn ... Arthur
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Dr. Brewer
Kenn Norman Kenn Norman ... Sheriff Cork
Judson Mills ... Redneck Joey
Susan Romick Susan Romick ... Redneck Joey's Girlfriend
Marc Robinson Marc Robinson ... Bobby
Julie Rowen Julie Rowen ... Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
Leslie Bartlett Leslie Bartlett ... Martina Hirsch
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Storyline

To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a beaut. J.T., the just-out-of-high-school son of the motel's owner, is taken by the car, and in an attempt to liven up his dull life, and possibly to impress Tanya, a hotel guest who flirts with him and wants to be a model, he steals the car. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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When life moves too slowly, sometimes you need a diversion or two... See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Fahrt ins Nirgendwo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trillion Entertainment See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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JT was suppose to get the car after dark at around 5:30pm and at one point the time is given as 5:00pm, yet when Smith gets the car back and sets it on fire, the sun is high in the sky revealing it is much earlier in the day. See more »

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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Subsonic Interference
Written by Oliver Lieb
Published by Edition Moonquake
Administered in the U.S. by BMG Songs, Inc.
Performed by Oliver Lieb
Courtesy of Recycle or Die Records
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Christina Naify blew me away...
12 August 1999 | by derail-2See all my reviews

Good movie. I've seen it more than once. Christina Naify as Smith was just AWESOME, why haven't we seen her in more films. The rest of the cast was good also. It was nice to see Batman play a sleazemeister. The guy playing the sheriff did a good job, I've seen him in other films and he seems to talk that way all the time.


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