At Houston space control for research, Jessica overhears Sam Mercer promise NASA's LG computers order, essential for the IT firm, is on its way, but the truck gets robbed by masked men on the open road in plain daylight. Her friend and host Wayne Platte, the truck driver, got hurt, and the firm was in bad enough shape, now suppliers demand immediate payment and insurance considers them a bad risk. His son Rob Platte, a college drop-out who works in the roadhouse, seems only interested in country singing, which doesn't bring in good money. Roadhouse owner Willie Greenwood is furious her accomplice Randy Jinks, waitress Cindy Warrick's ex, could have killed Wayne. Randy and Rob, Cindy's lover who never told his dad about her, fight till Willie pulls them apart to avoid damages. Randy haggles about the looted computers; Willie reminds Wayne's secretary Meg Thomas her next debt payment is due. Ex-con Lance Taggart drops in at Willie's; she won't put him up but he follows Randy, gets him ...
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The title refers to the remains of animals that have been struck and killed by an automobile and found on the side of the road especially in heavily wooden areas or along the sides of highways. In the early 20th century in the United States the term was "flat meat". See more
The truck involved in the accident did not slam its brakes on - it didn't even try to slow down - it kept going. When the investigation was taking place at the accident site, skid marks were clearly visible. See more
Opening credits prologue: HOUSTON, TEXAS See more