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Joyride (1997)

The teenage son of a motel owner steals a black convertible to impress a mysterious beauty he has a crush on.

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Quinton Peeples

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Quinton Peeples
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobey Maguire ... J.T.
Amy Hathaway ... Tanya
Wilson Cruz ... James
Christina Zilber Christina Zilber ... Smith (as Christina Naify)
James Karen ... The Client
Adam West ... Harold
Benicio Del Toro ... Detective Lopez
Steven Gilborn ... Arthur
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Dr. Brewer
Kenn Norman Kenn Norman ... Sheriff Cork
Judson Mills ... Redneck Joey
Susan Romick Susan Romick ... Redneck Joey's Girlfriend
Marc Robinson Marc Robinson ... Bobby
Julie Rowen Julie Rowen ... Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
Leslie Bartlett Leslie Bartlett ... Martina Hirsch
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Storyline

To a dumpy motel in an out-of-the-way little town, a mysterious woman, calling herself only Ms. Smith, comes to stay. Not only is she stunningly lovely, but her big black convertible is a beaut. J.T., the just-out-of-high-school son of the motel's owner, is taken by the car, and in an attempt to liven up his dull life, and possibly to impress Tanya, a hotel guest who flirts with him and wants to be a model, he steals the car. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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When life moves too slowly, sometimes you need a diversion or two... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Fahrt ins Nirgendwo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trillion Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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Goofs

Both headlights are smashed in the parking lot scene and go out. In the next scene as they drive away the lights are showing on both sides of the car. In the next scene as they hide the car, one bright and one dim is smashed. See more »

Quotes

J.T.: Are you dead?
James: Deaf? What? Huh?
J.T.: What?
James: I think I'm deaf!
J.T.: I'm not dead.
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Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Home-Last One
Written by Warren Defever
Published by Perforate My Heart Music
Performed by His Name Is Alive
Courtesy of 4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than expected
2 October 2002 | by LadyLanyonSee all my reviews

I watched this movie because it starred Tobey Maguire. I read some comments and a review or two beforehand and as a consequence I expected it to be dire. However it wasn't, though it wasn't particularly good either. The performances were average, except for Benicio del Toro who was awful. The script definitely needed some work - there were a lot of loose ends dangling around that could have been tied together. Tobey Maguire is the lead actor, but towards the end of the film it seemed that his role tapered off in relevance to the story.The direction was flashy in a pointless sort of way. There were hardly any close ups used. I would recommend this film only really for die-hard Tobey Maguire fans as it is interesting to see him in a early role, before he got to work with first class directors of the likes of Ang Lee, Lasse Hallstrum and Woody Allen who he has obviously learned a llot from,since his performance in this film is a million miles away from his work in Spider-Man or Pleasantville or any of the other excellent films he has done in recent years.


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