Does he look like Frankenstein on steroids? She sees Rusty Nail pull up behind her and she honks on the phone. As they do, Lewis pushes Venna out of the way of the shotgun blast, and it ends up killing Rusty Nail. After Fuller gets out of the car, the man in the other car punches him and begins fighting Lewis as he comes running up. College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn't know that Lewis is interested in her romantically. College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn't know that Lewis is interested in her romantically.
Fuller coaxes Lewis into playing a prank on a truck driver nicknamed 'Rusty Nail' voiced by uncredited. But in the second half, it gets more interesting. Unfortunately for his plans, Lewis gets saddled with his raucous-spirited older brother, Fuller, whose on-the-road pranks get the brothers and Venna sucked into a nightmare when a psychotic truckdriver takes off. The next shot is in the police station with the brothers behind bars. Its an outstanding thriller the will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
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. A couple of guys, bored during a long car ride, play a prank on a trucker. Rusty Nail calls the brothers on the station phone. The film went under the working titles of Candy Cane, Highway Horror, Deadly Frequency, and Squelch. Lewis, Fuller, and Venna are treated for their injuries at an ambulance. The final scene was very dramatic and not what I expected. I think Joyride, though more or less straightforward and simple, is one of the more underrated horror movies that came out around this period.
Of course the whole scenario is hugely indebted to Spielberg's suspense classic 'Duel', but Dahl and co. Released October 5th, 2001, 'Joy Ride' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 36 min, and received a score of 75 out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 31 top critics. However, the driver turns out to be merely trying to return Lewis's credit card, which he left behind in panic. Fuller and Venna in the car chase after Rusty Nail. The brothers continue down the road in the stolen police car.
There are those movies that you just have to see every year or so and this is one for me. Rusty Nail demands an apology, but Fuller insults him instead. In Australia, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and some other European countries the film was retitled Roadkill, Never Play with Strangers in Israel and Spain, Radio Killer in Italy, Never talk to strangers in , Road Killer in Japan, Ничего себе поездочка What a ride! Curious to know what the movie's about? The film stars , , and. · In the second ending, Venna is able to get out of the chair. The brothers run out, Fuller getting dressed and getting into the car, Lewis running naked across the parking lot to cut off Rusty Nail.
As the police investigate Rusty Nail's truck, they see a dead body in the driver's seat and Charlotte, still alive, on the floor. Joyride follows two brothers one being played by Steve Zahn who has been starring as the father in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies recently , neither having spoken or seen the other for five years, as they travel across the country to meet up with one's female friend. At the hospital, Lewis and Venna finally kiss. Zahn is a talented comic often better than the movies he appears in, and he is in fine form here. As they run along side the semi truck up an off ramp, they are forced off the road by an oncoming car. This genre is overbloated nowadays but this one never got so out of hand that it was absured.
They also find Charlotte in the back of a trailer bed. What works very well in this film is the very believable interaction between the two brothers. The police trace the call as Rusty Nail says that Venna made a lot of sense when she was talking about psychotic killers killing themselves. The original intention was to have the truck hit the water tower and have the water come down and put the flames out so that it would be believable if Rusty Nail survived. This movie seemed to fly under everyone's radar back when it came out. Joy Ride represents a type of terror that is firmly rooted in the real world--the world of homicidal road rage incidents, random mass murder, and dysfunctional people doing mayhem that ends up on the 6 o'clock news.
There's something to be said of the buddy road movie genre. Fuller attempts to get in the room by a window, but is injured by Rusty Nail and stuck outside the room. Leelee Sobieski 'Eyes Wide Shut' has yet to make much of an impact on me, and there's very little to change that here. Paul Walker stars as Lewis Thomas, a college freshman embarking on a cross-country road trip during summer break to pick up his girlfriend Venna Leelee Sobieski. The ice truck driver chases them down. . She also finds out that Ellinghouse, the prick who had his jaw ripped off, has died from his wounds.