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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
Joseph George Mendicino ... Jesse Hilts (as Joey Mendicino)
Deanna Russo ... Tracy Kress
Diane Salinger ... The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... The Father
Curtis Taylor ... The Ranger
Joey Lawrence ... Deacon
Gary Entin Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Jennifer Cormack Jennifer Cormack ... College Student
Mikey Post ... Scotty


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 »


The Chrysler Lebaron Convertible that Jess and Nicole are riding in can't decide if its headlight covers should be up or down between scenes. One time they are up then down then up and then down then up and all this during the daytime without the headlights being on. See more »

Crazy Credits

An additional scene is shown a minute into the credits giving a little back story of the plot. 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 »


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User Reviews

Poor movie...
19 January 2014 | by Thanos_AlfieSee all my reviews

"Rest Stop" is a horror movie which has to do about a maniac serial killer who torture and finally kills his victims on a rest stop where many of them stop.

The only thing that this movie makes us believe or convey is that everyone have their own and personal demon and have to overcome and beat it.

Although "Rest Stop" had some good moments but there were not many and did not make difference for the rest of this movie and did not make it any better.

The worst thing of it, is that it has a sequel.

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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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