• Joy Ride (2001)

Joy Ride

Release Date: October 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

It's summer break and college freshman Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) has decided to embark on a cross-country road trip to pick up the girl of his dreams, Venna (Leelee Sobieski). But Lewis' romantic hopes hit a detour when he stops on the way to rescue his older brother, Fuller (Steve Zahn), who goads him into playing a practical joke on a lonely trucker, over a CB radio. Now, that trucker, an unseen and terrifying force known only by his CB handle, Rusty Nail, wants the last laugh and revenge.

Cast: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Stuart Stone, Basil Wallace, Brian Leckner, Jim Beaver

Director: John Dahl

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: New Regency Pictures, Bad Robot, Regency Enterprises, LivePlanet

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, Medusa Distribuzione

Keywords: Car, Escape, Brother, Revenge, Rescue, Suspenseful, Friend, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There is a kind of horror movie that plays so convincingly we don't realize it's an exercise in pure style. ''Halloween'' is an example, and John Dahl's Joy Ride is another. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy. show more

  • 88
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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