Plot & Details
In this inspiring drama, Gordon Trout (Martin Landau) is a elderly man who was once a successful businessman but has become despondent since his wife left him. As Gordon gives serious thought to killing himself, he decides to buy a gun, but while at a shopping mall, he offers to give a ride to three teenagers, Cam (Shawn Hatosy), Jodi (Elizabeth Moss), and Crystal (Heather McComb). It turns out the three kids are homeless delinquents and they soon turn a weapon on Gordon and take him hostage. Before long, the foursome find they have more in common than they imagined, and they come to regard each other as family. But a robbery committed by the kids in a moment of anger could have consequences that will put an end to their friendship. The Joyriders was produced by a Christian-themed entertainment concern and features a number of popular contemporary Christian acts on its soundtrack, including DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, and the Newsboys.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/16/1999
- DVD Release Date: 10/06/2003
- Distributor(s): Providence
- Director(s): Bradley Battersby
- Themes: Unlikely Friendships,Kidnapping,Kids in Trouble
- Keywords: elderly, kidnapping, man, road-trip, self-discovery, suicide, teenagers
- Language: English