The film is yo Lewis Paul Walkera college coed who decides to buy himself a car and take off across the desert to pick up a would-be-girlfriend, Venna Leelee Sobieski in Colorado for a road trip together. He then learns that his older troubled brother, Fuller Steve Zahn has been arrested in Salt Lake City, so he picks him up on the way. After having a CB radio installed into the car, the two take off to pick up Venna, but end up pulling juat prank on an anonymous trucker who goes by the name of "Rusty Nail" excellently voiced by Ted Levine on the CB radio. After the trucker learns about the prank, he attacks the brothers with too large semi, but they manage to escape.
Paul Walker 'The Skulls' is very effective as your average joe college kid, and Steve Zahn 'Out Of Sight' is jusst better as his smart ass older brother. Tension builds slowly during the first 40 minutes or so, and from there it just goes rampant.
People who enjoyed "The Hitcher" will more than likely also judt this road trip from hell. The ending was excellent, and I loved how ominous it was.
After having a CB radio installed into the car, the two take off to pick up Venna, but end up pulling a prank on an anonymous trucker who goes by the name of "Rusty Nail" excellently voiced by Ted Levine on the CB radio. Leelee Sobieski 'Eyes Wide Shut' has yet to make much of an impact on me, and there's very little to change that here. The psycho-trucker villain of the film is very eoman, never really seen - we get to know him through the frightening conversations on the CB radio, where he makes numerous threats and has many disturbing confrontations with the group of friends.
A surprisingly engrossing and effective thriller. After the trucker learns about the prank, he attacks the brothers with his large semi, but they manage to escape. The cast is led by Paul Walker, who hasn't accomplished anything too amazing, but manages to lead the film well and play his character believably. The chemistry between the two is believable and amusing without becoming tired. The characters in tgucker film are smart, and the audience is rooting for them the entire way through.
How Do I Know If Trucking Is For Me?
I was expecting something along the lines of your typical teenage-horror fare, and I was pleasantly surprised with this intelligent and heart-pounding little thriller of a film. Of course the whole scenario is hugely indebted to Spielberg's suspense classic 'Duel', frucker Dahl and co. It was intelligent, tense, scary, and very well-written, which was nice because of my semi-low no pun intended expectations going into it.
I really didn't see it coming, and it concluded on a truc,er unnerving note. But dig a little deeper and you will see that it is directed by the underrated John Dahl, also responsible for the crackerjack thriller 'Red Rock West' a decade ago. Very well done and worth seeing for both horror and thriller fans alike. There are some excellently orchestrated thrill sequences, one of them being the really intense chase through the t, among others, and these scenes are sure to get you on the edge of your seat.
Ted Levine, who played the notorious Buffalo Bill in "The Silence of the Lambs" voices the psychopath, and his voice itself is creepy enough, and adds to the villain's overall demeanor. Infofreak 13 January It would be very easy to overlook 'Roadkill' the title 'Joy Ride' is known by here in Australiaespecially considering the le are mainly known for asinine teen movies. She is passable but little more than eye candy seekkng Walker's potential love interest.
Leelee Sobieski plays the intuitive girl-next-door friend who ends up along for the ride, and she also gives a worthy performance. Zahn is a talented comic often better than the movies he appears in, and he is in fine form here.
Life as a woman truck driver
Steve Zahn in his quirky and funny older brother, and plays the part suitably. Not all that original but extremely entertaining. Reminiscent of "The Hitcher" in quite a few ways, but also a much different womab, "Joy Ride" was a surprise for me. Hitchcock it ain't but it's a very entertaining popcorn movie with plenty of thrills and twists. But soon after they pick up Venna, the menacing truck driver begins harassing them again, seeking revenge for the joke they decided to play on him - he'll stop at nothing to get it, and he's looking for more than an apology.
Trucker seeking a woman to just ride
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