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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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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 »

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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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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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[20:31]There is a commercial on the TV in the motel room for some sort of spray on hair product. The Narrator in Fight Club (1999) is watching the same commercial. Both movies also have Rachel Singer, and the scenes in both movies have the same yellow/green lighting. See more »

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Table Rock is depicted as being bigger than it is in real life. In reality it is no more than an encampment for oil workers. See more »

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Lewis Thomas: He's watching us!
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Followed by Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008) See more »

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"How about that one 'Candy Cane', cum'on...break, break!"
12 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

In "Joy Ride", two brothers (Zhan & Walker) get involved with a big rig driver over the CB radio while on the open road. They set him up as a practical joke and unleash all hell on themselves as the unseen subject of their prank, known only as "Rusty Nail", turns out to be a maniacal killer. "Joy Ride" is a well crafted thriller which methodically builds suspense while avoiding the usual gore and guts of horror flicks. With only a few plot holes, this thriller should keep most on the edge of their seats. Worth a look especially for those who enjoyed "Duel" (circa 1971) which is now circulating on cable.


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