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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
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7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Wise ... Frank Harrington
Lin Shaye ... Laura Harrington
Mick Cain ... Richard Harrington
Alexandra Holden ... Marion Harrington
William Rosenfeld William Rosenfeld ... Brad Miller (as Billy Asher)
Amber Smith ... Lady in White
Karen S. Gregan Karen S. Gregan ... Doctor
Sharon Madden Sharon Madden ... Nurse
Steve Valentine ... Man in Black
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Worker #1 (as Jimmy Skaggs)
Clement Blake ... Worker #2
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Storyline

For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Read the signs.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Pentagon Pictures

Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Atajo al infierno See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was a smash hit on home media earning U.S. $ 77 millions by DVD sales. See more »

Goofs

When Laura (the mom) is chasing the hearse, and Frank and Marion (dad and daughter) stop following her, a third shadow can be seen off to their right, running beside them. See more »

Quotes

Laura Harrington: [after Frank nearly hits an oncoming car] I hope you slept well! Maybe I should whip you up some breakfast!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, we see a picture of the Harrington family during a party, which could be a Christmas celebration. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hellphone (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bloody Road
Music by Greg De Belles
Lyrics by Jo Kimberley
Performed by Jo Kimberley
Produced by Greg De Belles
Published by Klektik Music / BMI
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This movie is awesome!
11 December 2004 | by DWhitney89See all my reviews

This movie was so awesome! I have rented so many B- movies in my life, I can't even count them. I thought this was going to be another lame, stupid movie that looked like it was filmed in my backyard but it wasn't. It was totally scary. This movie kept me thinking and thinking way after the credits were done rolling. I have rented it twice and still love it. The acting is awesome, the plot rocks, the twists are cool, and the filing (thank god!) is good! If you ever have the chance, you have to see this movie! I promise that you will get a scary, suspenseful movie! There is one nasty scene which should have never been put into this movie in the first place because it has nothing to do with the plot, but ignore it and keep on watching!

My Take out of 5 *'s

*****


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