Joy Ride

Release Date: October 5, 2001

Leelee, Steve and Paul learned why Nick Nolte was NOT the name you wanted to draw in the Celebrity M

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Just when you thought that the teen slasher, or who's-gonna-die-next-in a-gruesome-way, flick was being permitted to die a natural death on the heels of DOA sequels like Urban Legends 2 and Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows, the genre that won't go away lives again with the September 21st release of Joy Ride.

This time around, in an interesting twist on the effects of road rage, two teens goad and tease a cross-country trucker by way of CB radio, who naturally is a serial killer, and intends on making the kids his next victims.

Despite the fact that Joy Ride is co-penned by J. J. Abrams (Forever Young, Regarding Henry), and directed by John Dahl (Rounders, The Last Seduction, Unforgettable), and suitably cast with the likes of Leelee Sobieski (the love interest), Paul Walker, and Steve Zahn, the trailer is dumb, and the film debuts against the Denzel Washington and hip-hop soundtrack crime/drama Training Day, which may help insure little joy and a short ride at the box-office for Joy Ride. Fodder for the rental circuit. (Cal Hubbard/BOP)

Vital statistics for Joy Ride
Main Cast Leelee Sobieski, Paul Walker, Steve Zahn
Supporting Cast Jim Beaver, Jay Hernandez, Michael McCleery, Stuart Stone
Director John Dahl
Screenwriter Jeffrey Abrams, Clay Tarver
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating R
Running Time 97 minutes
Screen Count 2,497
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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Total BO
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Blair Witch Project, The 7/30/9929.21 34.80 1101 26530.00 30290.2 140.53 167.46 4.57
Blair Witch 2:Book of Shadows 10/27/0013.22 14.78 3317 3986.00 4289.2 26.42 29.55 2.00
Urban Legend 9/25/9810.52 13.52 2257 4661.00 5764.1 38.08 48.95 3.62
Valentine 2/2/0110.02 10.69 2310 4334.00 4449.1 20.36 21.73 2.03
Urban Legend: The Final Cut 9/22/008.51 9.52 2539 3352.00 3607.0 21.47 24.01 2.52
Disturbing Behavior 7/24/987.01 9.01 1842 3806.00 4706.8 17.49 22.48 2.50



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