Joy Ride

Plot hole: Fuller is supposed to be heading to Denver, but after picking up Venna in Boulder he inexplicably stays on even after telling Lewis just before this that he was not going to be going home with them.

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Suggested correction: Fuller had fallen for Venna and was simply staying around in case he got lucky and could sleep with her.

Plot hole: The incident at the hotel happens in the town of Table Rock, Wyoming. Aside from Table Rock not having any hotel, the drive from Table Rock to Boulder, Colorado is only 4 1/2 hours. Unless they're crawling, why is this trip taking two days? The film uses real life locations and town names. The rest of the film is justifiable as Rusty controls the game, but the first act of the film's timeline is messy.

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Fuller Thomas: Do what I do. Just remind yourself that in a hundred years you're gonna be dead. It's the closest thing I've got to a philosophy.

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Trivia: Eric Stoltz was nearly cast for the role of "Rusty Nail", but director John Dahl felt Stoltz didn't sound scary and intense enough so the part was given to Dahl's first choice, Ted Levine.

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Answer: For Fuller and Lewis, the best assumption is that he never actually left the first motel. He stayed at or near the motel, followed them to the police station, and then continued following them up untill the point where he makes his presence to them known again. Or he also could have just parked his rig somewhere far down the road and waited for their car to pass him, and at which point he would start following them. And for Charlotte, he probably just followed Fuller and Lewis all the way to the college, saw Charlotte, and then kidnapped her while she was leaving.

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