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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

Unrated | | Crime, Horror, Romance | Video 7 October 2008
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After their car breaks down in the desert, four friends try to find their way back to civilization while trying to escape Rusty Nail's bloody wrath.

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Louis Morneau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicki Aycox ... Melissa
Nick Zano ... Bobby
Laura Jordan ... Kayla
Kyle Schmid ... Nik
Mark Gibbon ... Rusty Nail
Krystal Vrba Krystal Vrba ... Lot Lizard
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Big Wheels Waitress
Rob Carpenter ... Trucker #1
Gordon Tipple ... Trucker #2
Rebecca Davis ... Woman Stuck in Snow
Daniel Boileau ... Bald Trucker
Lyle St. Goddard Lyle St. Goddard ... Goofy Looking Truck Driver
Mackenzie Gray ... Bartender
Sean Tyson ... Drunk Trucker #1
Chris Kalhoon ... Drunk Trucker #2
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Storyline

While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. Nik convinces her to take a secondary road under the protest of Bobby but the car breaks down. They find a house in the middle of nowhere and decide to take the car parked in the house's garage to the next city, and return with a rented car to pay for the damages provoked by Nik; Melissa leaves her cell number. However, they discover that the owner of the place is the sadistic truck driver Rusty Nail and they have to pay a high price for what they did. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Detours can be deadly. See more »


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy Ride: End of the Road See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Rusty Nails truck was a Peterbilt 359,at the end he drives a 379 Model. See more »

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Before Bobby gets out of the car when Melissa is meeting Rusty Nail for the first time he puts the hood up on his sweatshirt. When he gets out of the car the hood is down - then up again in the next shot. See more »

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Rusty Nail: [30:56] She gave me the finger. Now I want it. She gave it to me, I figure it's mine to keep.
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A decent sequel, though it does slap the first one in the face
31 December 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I loved Joy Ride. It was a very amusing and well balanced thriller that you were pleasantly surprised to admit you enjoyed, and that is really the only reason I gave the sequel a chance. Well, if this would have been given a different title, quite honestly people would have thought immediately while viewing that it was a rip-off of the first. Except for the same killer, nothing resembles the first, which goes back to my summary of how it is a slap in the face. I would have appreciated minor acknowledge to the first in some shape or form, but sadly I did not receive that. I know though how most sequels of this caliber are quite mediocre and disappointing, so I guess that is allowed to be my major disappointment for this one.

Still, with that peeve stated, I rather enjoyed this. It was very entertaining and, in ways, very smart and cunning where you did not think it would be so brilliant, but I am not exactly calling this a masterpiece thought-provoker with those words at all. I also thought it had decent and interesting characters enough to where you were actually amused with the story, though at times a lot of them were very faceless due to the casts' lack of strong acting ability, though I honestly can't state that I was expecting that in the first place. Also, the plot was very acceptable, to say the most. The movie entertains, and it was a satisfying enough sequel to a very great first. Certainly don't be expecting it to live up to Joy Ride if you are going to watch it, though/


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