Joy Ride Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Joy Ride the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Released about the same time as fellow road thriller/horror entry "Jeepers Creepers," this superior outing benefits from better humor, pacing, and performances. Nice guy Lewis (Walker), a college freshman, offers to drive friend/potential squeeze Venna (Sobieski) back home from Colorado for the holidays. Unfortunately for Lewis, roguish brother Fuller (Zahn) calls Lewis to bail him out of jail in Utah and sticks around for the ride. Fuller instigates a CB radio prank in which Lewis, imitating a woman's voice, invites a trucker with the handle Rusty Nail to the hotel room next to theirs. The next day, the man in the room is found close to death in the middle of the road, and the trio has a very angry trucker on their tail. Taut countrywide chase thrills are reminiscent of Spielberg's "Duel." Great mixture of shocks and black humor.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Road Trip, Big Rigs, Brothers & Sisters, Psycho-Thriller
Screenplay
J.J. Abrams, Clay Tarver
Cast
Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Stuart Stone, Basil Wallace, Brian Leckner
Cinematography
Jeffrey Jur
Director
John Dahl
Music
Marco Beltrami
Other
Ted Levine, Tim Cooney, John Bissell, Glen Scantlebury, Eric L. Beason, Scott Chestnut, Todd E. Miller, Michael Rizzo, Terry Dresbach, Rob Pearson
Producer
Chris Moore, J.J. Abrams, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Bad Robot, Live Planet, 20th Century-Fox

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