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A good hearted college freshman, driving cross-country to pick up the girl he loves, is goaded by his "black sheep" brother into playing a prank over the CB radio, ridiculing a lonely voice in the night. That voice turns out to be their worst nightmare, a trucker obsessed with exacting revenge.
Thriller - Teens and young adults are likeliest to enjoy this tense thriller.
Older adults may also enjoy but may have a harder time suspending
disbelief. Violence, tension, and language make the film
inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity. (You see some male butts) VIOLENCE: Some bloody injuries. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking. ACTION: Chases with vehicles and on foot. COMEDY: Dark humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
The majority of moviegoers enjoyed this movie, but not all that many loved it, except for teens. About half of them rated it very high. Most adults rated it "Excellent" to "Very Good," which indicates an above average movie. However, there were quite a few who rated it very low. It's obviously not a movie for everyone. Be sure to read all the detailed information we provide before deciding to see this movie.
It's very close to what you see in the previews, so I would say, if this looks like your type of movie, SEE IT!
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected) WHAT A RIDE! A fun, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Lots of great action with ample suspense. Should appeal to all ages and both males and females. If this looks like your type of movie GO SEE IT!
It's summer vacation and college freshman Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) is ready to embark on a cross-country road with trip with the girl of his dreams, Venna (Leelee Sobieski). But Lewis' romantic plans are detoured when he stops to rescue his never-do-well older brother, Fuller (Steve Zahn). Fuller, notorious for causing trouble, goads Lewis into playing a practical joke on a lonely trucker over a CB radio. The trucker, an unseen and terrifying force known only by his handle, "Rusty Nail," wants the last laugh ... and revenge.