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Detour (2003)

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A group on their way to a rave become involved in a string of events that leaves them stranded in a desert. What follows is a nights of terror as they are set upon by a gang of drug crazed cannibals


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Reed ... Tara (as Ashley Elizabeth)
Aaron Buer ... Loopz / Lawrence
... Neil
Danna Brady ... Harmony
Kelsey Wedeen ... Cashie
Jessica Osfar ... Michele
Ryan De'Rouen ... Lee (as Ryan De Rouen)
T.C. Davidson ... King Freak (as Curtis Davidson)
... Queen Freak
Anthony Connell ... Petey
... Tiffany
... Angela (as Renee Madison Cole)
Gabrielle Kraszewski ... Little Girl
Jeffrey Barnett ... Pseudo Michele / Scared Freak / Raver
Steve Grabowsky ... Pseudo Neil


While returning to Los Angeles in a trailer through the desert, the driver Neil convinces his friends Tara, Harmony, Loopz, Michelle, Lee and Cashie to take a detour to an isolated mine where it could have a plantation of peyote. The owner of a gas station advises the group to not go to the place, but the stubborn Neil does not pay attention to his words. While driving in a secondary road, Neil sees a girl and wrecks the car in a rock. He decides to walk back to the gas station to call a tow truck, while Michelle and Lee climb a hill trying to get signal to their cell phones. Sooner the teenagers find that they are under siege of a group of sadistic deformed cannibals and they have to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell's Highway  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's title was obviously inspired by Wrong Turn (2003). See more »


When the killer falls off the roof of the camper onto the spike, the part of the spike going into his back remains still, while the section coming out of his checks shakes and moves several times. See more »


Cashie: [spanks Loopz] That's my little bitch!
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... Jason & Leatherface, H.P. Lovecraft, Bruce Campbell See more »


References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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This one took a "detour" down the road of missed opportunities.
16 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Normally I am forgiving of most low-budget "young folks in danger" types of low-grade horror films because they sometimes rise above expectations, the shot-on-video HIGHWAY TO HELL being a good example. But this one is a mess of missed opportunities. Same premise as HILLS HAVE EYES, but a group of teenager/early 20s rather than a family. That in itself is a missed opportunity (but not a big one) because we all know where horror films go when there's a gang of gregarious kids around. There's a stupid and unnecessary prologue where we see 2 girls get killed that pretty much gives away the whole story in 3 minutes. If these kids were any goofier, they'd be in a cartoon instead. There's no build of suspense, the frights are few, the cannibals look like friends and family of the film-makers with very little make-up or reason to be the way they are. And there's too many of them anyway. The cannibal hide-out is a cave and then it's an old building, then a cave again. There's no good sense of where anything is here. The leader of the cannibals, while plenty big enough, has the most ludicrous facial appearance and isn't at all scary, his mate is just a screaming mimi. With a decent effort on makeup and a bit of style and maturity this could have been pretty good, but save your time and watch HILLS HAVE EYES instead. Heck, even HILLS HAVE EYES 2 is grade A compared to this.

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