College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn't know that Lewis is interested in her romantically. Unfortunately for his plans, Lewis gets saddled with his raucous-spirited older brother, Fuller, whose on-the-road pranks get the brothers and Venna sucked into a nightmare when a psychotic truckdriver takes offense.Written by
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Mr. Ellinghouse's car is a 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria. See more »
[32:33] When Lewis and Fuller hear Rusty Nail on the radio asking for Black Sheep and Mama's Boy and realize he knows they are behind the prank, Fuller calls Rusty Nail "Russell" on the CB. Although nowhere in the movie/additional scenes/commentary is the name "Russell" mentioned as a name for Rusty Nail, Rusty is a nickname for Rusty. See more »
After KILL ME AGAIN and RED ROCK WEST director Dahl has again made a nice good-looking, really thrilling little B-movie! He must have watched DUEL (which is still better, maybe the best S. Spielberg movie ever, and rates 10/10) and has added something here and there. The Trauma Spielberg handled in his movie is not to be found in here, but it's still and nevertheless a highly enjoyable, also well photographed movie with believable actors and a nice twisted ending (improbable, yes, but still nice). Whereas in DUEL one just had the man (Dennis Weaver is his best movie) and a truck (without the driver ever to be seen), Dahl added more characters and a more visible (actually audible) driver + police, etc, but the basic plot, people running away from mad truck/driver, is left intact. I just wish more such movies would still be made today ...
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