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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.

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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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It started as a joke. Now the joke is on them. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Was renamed 'Road Kill' in the UK, since taking a 'Joy Ride' is not the pleasant journey it is in the states, rather the name for when youths steal cars and race each other or the cops, drive rings at high speed and eventually total (usually setting it on fire) and dump the car. Similarly, the film was also renamed Roadkill in Australia. See more »

Goofs

[30:22] Fuller tells Lewis that he could have been thrown back in jail for what they did. There's nothing illegal about they did. See more »

Quotes

Fuller Thomas: [Fuller and Lewis are driving] You know, with the exception of the seat spring piercing my ass, this ride's excellent.
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Alternate Versions

DVD and Blu-ray include 29 minutes long original ending and three alternate endings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Identity (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing Lies Still Long
Written by Beerman, Fisk, Freeman, Spalding
Performed by Pell Mell
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Done that, been there... A dime a dozen film
1 February 2003 | by Filmfan-NLSee all my reviews

It is not a bad movie. It has enough excitement to make you sit it out. It's just another copy of same old, same old. The dialogues are pretty poor in my opinion, I can't remember enjoying one line in particular. The idea is old, done routinely. Guys pull a prank on some dude, a trucker in this flick, and the prankee is 'not amused'. The entire film is about the main characters being chased. No great special effects, no great acting, no great music score, no great nothin'. The sideline about the brother in prison is useless in my opinion, it serves no purpose. Television stuff. And yes, there is a possibility Joy Ride II will see the light.


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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

Gross USA:

$21,974,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,642,838
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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