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Exit Speed (2008)

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On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker. Forced off the road by other members of the gang, the ... See full summary »

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Scott Ziehl

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Michael Stokes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Desmond Harrington ... Sam Cutter
Lea Thompson ... Maudie McMinn
Julie Mond ... Merideth Cole
Alice Greczyn ... Annabel Drake
Fred Ward ... Sergeant Archie Sparks
Gregory Jbara ... Jerry Yarbro
David Rees Snell ... Danny Gunn
Kelli Dawn Hancock ... Desiree
Nick Sowell ... Duke
Everett Sifuentes Everett Sifuentes ... Mr. Vargas
Wally White Wally White ... Walter Lindley
Danielle Wheeler ... Joey Ryan (as Danielle Beacham)
Asante Jones ... Sheriff Tom Jasper
Roy Samuelson ... Vic Towbridge
Denise Lee ... Louella Burton
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On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker. Forced off the road by other members of the gang, the passengers take refuge in the hell hole of an abandoned scrap yard. They use improvised weapons and sheer guts to mount a defense against the murderous bikers but, as their numbers dwindle, they realize that their survival depends on doing the unthinkable. They must go on the offensive. Written by Sabbatical Pictures

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texas | bus | motorbike | deserter | murder | See All (5) »

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To Survive, 10 Strangers Must Do The Unthinkable...

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Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exit Speed - Assalto ao Autocarro See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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$3,750,000 (estimated)
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Sabbatical Pictures See more »
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WILHELM SCREAM: The nomad with shades and helmet during the night shootout. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Cole (Julie Mond) escapes through the window, in the first shot she lands and rolls past her boots. In her next shot, the boots are still behind her as she had to walk forward to pick them up. See more »

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Mr. Vargas: ¡ Patata Boom !
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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Hidden gem despite name and box art
31 May 2009 | by AvsJoeSee all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that it blew away all my expectations. The trailer looked good so I picked it up expecting yet another low budget, straight-to-DVD action flick with small appearances by a couple of semi-recognizable stars (Fred Ward, Tremors; Lea Thompson, Back to the Future). Big mistake; this movie was so much more.

This was not your standard action movie. The characters start out as one dimensional cardboard cut-outs that all find themselves on the same bus to El Paso (ex-GI chick with mysterious past, angry coach, horny teen, artsy chick, foreign guy, worried mom... you get the idea). But when the action picks up and situations start to arise, each character shows a second or third dimension. Seriously, even people who die early on become more than just cardboard cut-outs. Props to the screenwriter and director for creating such great characters.

Another great thing about this movie is its strong female characters. There are no damsels in distress who need to be saved here. Every woman, in her own way, is an absolute bad*ss. I'll even go as far as to say that there is a character in this movie who ranks among Ripley and Sarah Connor in the most bad*ss woman in cinema category.

If I have to nag about something, though, it's the pacing. There are a couple of long stretches in this movie where little to no action happens, but I guess that's where character development fills in nicely.

I'll end by saying I recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good action and that this movie deserves a much higher rating than its current 5.0/10.


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