Rest Stop (2018)

When a mild-mannered English professor, John Dykstra, faces a challenge that shakes him to his core, he has to make a choice - leave an innocent woman to die, or summon his alter-ego, the hardboiled mystery writer Rick Hardin to save her.


Stephen Baxter


Amy Halloran, Stephen King (based on a short story by)
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Credited cast:
Eric Davis ... John Dykstra / Rick Hardin
Adam Alberts Adam Alberts ... Lee
Lorraine-Noelle Pellicone Lorraine-Noelle Pellicone ... Ellen
Kevin Woodhouse ... The Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renato Vettore ... Ben
Christopher B. MacCabe ... Boris
Kayla Henry ... Carrie
Alex Gravenstein ... Gangster
Laurent Pitre ... Brad
Ryan Doherty ... Tom
Winluck Wong Winluck Wong ... Gangster
Val Mervis ... Mimi
David Hudon ... Marcus
Ashleigh Faith Williams Ashleigh Faith Williams ... Leah
Dave Galazzo Dave Galazzo ... Gangster


John Dykstra, a mild-mannered English professor, struggles to reconcile his gentle academic life with his secret pen-name alter ego, Rick Hardin, who writes best-selling pulp crime novels starring his most important creation, a vigilante named "The Dog." On a drive home from a writer's event, Dykstra pulls over at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. He is shocked to hear voices coming from the bathroom, as well as the clear sounds of domestic abuse. Does Dykstra have what it takes to intervene? And if not...maybe Rick Hardin does. Based upon the short story "Rest Stop" by Stephen King. Written by Stephen Baxter

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