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George A. Romero
Ralph S. Singleton
Robert John Burke,
Fraser C. Heston
Max von Sydow,
Craig R. Baxley
A young man hitchhiking back home to visit his mother is picked up by a mysterious stranger. As the ride goes on, the young man uncovers a terrible secret about the stranger, and is given a choice by the stranger. A choice that can mean life or death.
The dead travel fast
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and some nudity
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3 February 2005 (Portugal)
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Also Known As:
Stephen King's Riding the Bullet
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Opening Weekend USA: $101,107,
17 October 2004, Limited Release
Gross USA: $101,107, 17 October 2004
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the short story, George Staub's car was a Ford Mustang. The filmmakers decided to go with a red and white Plymouth as a nod to Stephen King
's Christine. However Christine was a 1958 Plymouth Fury and George's car was a 1960 Plymouth Fury. See more
In the scene where Alan waits for the train to go past, there are "double stack" inter-modal cars on the train as well as an "End-of-Train-Unit" or "SBU" (Sense and Braking Unit, which replaced the cabooses). Both of these things came into use in the 1980s and this movie is supposed to take place in 1969. See more
Nice to meet you, Hector. I'm George. George Staub.
FOR MOM, DAD, and CRAIG. See more
Features The Beverly Hillbillies
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Written by Nancie Mantz
and Annette Tucker
Performed by The Electric Prunes
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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