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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fuller
... Lewis
... Venna
... Charlotte
... Danny (Lewis's Roommate)
... Car Salesman
... Officer Keeney
... Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
McKenzie Satterthwaite ... Asst. Salt Lake City Police Desk Clerk
... Gas Station Mechanic
Kenneth White ... Ronald Ellinghouse
Luis Cortés ... Night Manager (as Luis Cortes)
... Officer Akins
... Sheriff Ritter
... 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 was just a joke, just for fun. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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

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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Candy Cane  »

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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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Trivia

During the course of the movie, watch the LED signal strength indicator lights on the brothers' CB radio. The first four indicator lights change colors in nearly every scene, including bright green, dark green, yellow, red, and crimson. This is obviously intentional and not a series of continuity errors. In fact, it's an accurate portrayal. CB's with an LED signal meter do in fact go from amber to green to red, with weakest signals being amber and, and medium strength being green, and red for VERY close signals. However, on AM they do not bounce while the signal is being received, this is only happens on side-band (USB or LSB). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Fuller and Lewis walk naked into the truck stop it is supposed to be set in Nebraska. Yet when they are walking into the truck stop you can clearly see mountains in the background. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Nail: Candy Cane? Hey anybody know a Candy Cane?
Lewis Thomas: Rusty Nail?
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When I Get Home
Written by Joe Reineke
Performed by Alien Crime Syndicate
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Good little chiller
26 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Joy Ride is a good scary movie. What makes the film scary is the lack of a monster, the villain is a real crazy guy who can easily find you.John Dahl makes the film suspenseful with it's dark tone and swift camera angles and the cast all play their roles effectively. I give it *** out of ****.


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