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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 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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Terror comes in all shapes. And all sizes... 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)  »

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Candy Cane  »

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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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Officer Akins has a toothpick in his mouth. Ted Levine's (the voice of Rusty Nail) character Captain Leland Stottlemeyer does the same thing in Monk (2002). See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Lewis invites Rusty Nail to the motel, Fuller says "That guy sucks! He totally body checked me on the way out," referring to the rude business man. At the end of the scene, the recording of that line is repeated during a wide shot of the car. See more »

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Truck Stop Manager: [1:07:42] Is this a fraternity stunt? Because if this wasn't my restaurant...
Fuller Thomas: It isn't there a man who's gonna kill our friend if we don't come in like this...
Truck Stop Manager: Guys, guys... if this wasn't my restaurant I'd say it was a pretty good one.
Fuller Thomas: No, we're not joking, man!
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Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Christmas in the Car (2013) See more »

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If You're Gonna Leave Me
Written and Performed by John Bohlinger
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Pretty intense thriller
22 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The idea of this movie is actually pretty good; two teenagers do a prank call on a CB radio, but the prank turns on them. Most teenagers have probably been in a situation where they themselves made a prank call. At the very least, everyone knows about it. The film has some excellent shocks throughout the movie, and all of the 'thrilling' sequences are very intense, sometimes bordering on the extreme. The plot is pretty good, even pretty original, as far as I know. The acting is good enough. The characters are believable and their actions are understandable, most of the time. The movie has some very good cinematography and some pretty good cinematic effects. The ending, though a bit far-fetched, was the perfect way to end it, in my opinion. I couldn't have imagined a better way to end it. I recommend this to pretty much any teen who enjoys thrillers, especially the ones who like to relate to the theme and plot. Nearly every teenager in the world can in some way relate to at least one of the main characters in this film. 7/10


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