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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$3,750,000 (estimated)
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Sabbatical Pictures See more »
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

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Nomads versus everyman/woman
18 January 2009 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

When this movie starts it looks like a normal TV movie where something dramatic will happen. Where the characters will have to work together in order to overcome the issue at hand. While the cover suggest that the lead character is male (Desmond Harrington from "Dexter") this is not true. The lead is Julia Mond who plays a deserted soldier from whatever reason. And she is the one who organizes the diverse characters and make a stand against the Nomads (who apparently can't speak). Once the terror of the Nomads begins you have to prepare yourself for one unrealistic event after another. Otherwise you will have a very hard time in enjoying this movie. I mentioned that this started out as a normal TV movie. Nothing is further from the truth. This is one violent movie. It's bloody and gory. And because you don't expect these normal characters to commit these actions it can be shocking (Compared to Mad Max 2 Exit Speed is much more cruel and that is saying something). Overall this movie is pretty decent. I only wished that Fred Ward had a much bigger role then he got. Also I would have liked to see a more realistic approach in the Siege the bus passengers are put in.


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