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Rest Stop (2006)

The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop.


John Shiban


John Shiban




Cast overview:
Jaimie Alexander ... Nicole
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... Father
Jennifer Cormack ... College Student
Gary Entin Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Joey Lawrence ... Deacon
Joseph George Mendicino ... Jess (as Joey Mendicino)
Mikey Post ... Scotty
Deanna Russo ... Tracy
Diane Salinger ... Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Curtis Taylor ... Ranger


In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts. They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Jaimie Alexander's second lead role in a feature film. See more »


As the truck drives towards the rest stop at the very end of the film, to the side of the road you can clearly see a small white house, to which at any time she could have escaped to. See more »


[first lines]
Tracy Kress: [looking at herself in a mirror] Perfection.
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Crazy Credits

An additional scene of Scotty shown at the end of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the US video market, 2 versions were made, an R-rated version and an unrated version with the unrated version containing more graphic/altered scenes and slightly longer by 21 seconds. Further details can be found at http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=4217 See more »


Followed by Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) See more »


Amazing Grace
Performed by Alan Ett Music Group
Traditional, public domain
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User Reviews

Limited resume for a reason...
13 October 2006 | by ReelDeelSee all my reviews

Wow... No wonder Jaimie Alexander has such a limited resume... Her acting ruined this movie for me, especially when it came time to start crying and/or whimpering which happens with far too much frequency in this flick... Maybe they should have given her body double a shot at the lead role instead...

Some of the gore was pretty impressive as others have said, and the premise is a decent one, just a shame the acting wasn't a tad better..

Hopefully future projects by this director will have him working with a more veteran cast..

A decent flick, but having your finger at the ready on the mute button is a must for some scenes as another user pointed out.

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Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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