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• Plot Description
• Shooting Locations
• USA: Oct 5, 2001
• UK: 26 Apr 2002
DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 1, 2003
Joy Ride Website
Rated R for violence/terror and language.
1 hour, 37 minutes
Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures (in association with), New Regency Pictures, Bad Robot, LivePlanet
Studio 20th Century Fox
More info on IMDb.com
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|Genre: Thriller, Drama, Horror, On The Road, Suspense, Psychos, Kidnapping, Gore, Revenge, Black Comedy|
Tagline: It started as a joke. Now the joke is on them.
Plot: It's summer vacation and college freshman Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) is ready to embark on a cross-country road with trip with the girl of his dreams, Venna (Leelee Sobieski). But Lewis' romantic plans are detoured when he stops to rescue his never-do-well older brother, Fuller (Steve Zahn). Fuller, notorious for causing trouble, goads Lewis into playing a practical joke on a lonely trucker over a CB radio. The trucker, an unseen and terrifying force known only by his handle, "Rusty Nail," wants the last laugh ... and revenge.
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Discussion forum for this movie
Taking "Duel" and "The Hitcher" as his starting points, director John Dahl fashions "Roadkill" into a taut thriller that knows exactly which buttons to push to get a response.
--Jamie Russell (BBC Films)
There are a few genuinely exciting moments, but they peter out as the film progresses and the movie stumbles into increasingly implausible territory. 63/100
--Brian Webster (Apollo Guide)
While not very original it's an enjoyable ride with plenty to like. Of course in the end it's as gutless as a lot of horror movies today are, something that's a real shame, while it's great fun it could have been really fantastic if that darned script hadn't been so damn predictable.
--Sonny Fernandez (Diabolical-Dominion.com)
"Joy Ride" is one of those amalgamation-of-genres movies, featuring horror, action, suspense, teen comedy, etc. Sometimes that's annoying, but it works here.
This is a great thriller, many action packed driving scene and many great cheap scares, the action scenes were so well done, and mixed with the great acting, it puts you on the edge of your seat.
--Mr Disgusting (Bloody-Disgusting.com)
|Pretty good film. Had a lot of tense scenes and it keeps you interested from the beginning. Check it out now or wait for the DVD with the deleted scenes. 7/10|
--FrighT MasteR (UHM)