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Joy Ride (2001)

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Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director:

John Dahl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Fuller
Paul Walker ... Lewis
Leelee Sobieski ... Venna
Jessica Bowman ... Charlotte
Stuart Stone ... Danny (Lewis's Roommate)
Basil Wallace ... Car Salesman
Brian Leckner ... Officer Keeney
Mary Wickliffe ... Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
McKenzie Satterthwaite McKenzie Satterthwaite ... Asst. Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
Dell Yount ... Gas Station Mechanic
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Ronald Ellinghouse
Luis Cortés Luis Cortés ... Night Manager (as Luis Cortes)
Michael McCleery ... Officer Akins
Jim Beaver ... Sheriff Ritter
Rachel Singer ... Gas Station Manager
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Storyline

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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This fall, everything you say will come back to haunt you. Everything you see will terrify you. And everything you hear will drive you over the edge. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candy Cane See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,347,259, 7 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,973,182, 6 January 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,000,000
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Ellinghouse's car is a 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria. See more »

Goofs

[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 »

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Lewis Thomas: He's watching us!
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes 29 minute extended ending and four alternate endings. See more »

Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Mine
Written by Ken Cooper, Marti Frederiksen
Performed by Sinomatic
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A nice well made B-movie, a little winner!
6 September 2006 | by wmjahnSee all my reviews

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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