Joy Ride

Revealing mistake: During the scene where the tractor trailer truck crashes through the ice truck in the field, you can tell that the ice truck has been lengthened to make this possible.

Continuity mistake: On the DVD, you can watch the "Original Ending". In this version, Fuller ends up in a cop jacket and hat right before and during the corn field scene. In a shot from the actual ending, you can see Fuller wearing the jacket and hat...but it's only for about 5 seconds. I guess they forgot to edit it out when they changed the endings. (01:10:15)

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Venna: I'm not going anywhere until somebody tells me why I should be afraid of a radio.

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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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Question: Could someone please explain the ending of this movie? Am I right when I conclude that Rusty Nail planted the Ice Truck guy's body in the driver's seat and then got away leaving cops to think the Ice Truck guy was the killer? I think I'm missing something here because that ending would be ridiculously unrealistic. Thank you.

Jeanne Perrotta

Chosen answer: That's exactly what happened leaving room for the sequel, if they make one.

T Poston

But the kidnapped girl-Charlotte-would have told the police what Rusty Nail did and what he looked like. And, since Rusty Nail would have fled on foot, he would have been easy to find. Also, in order to pull off this stunt, Rusty Nail would have needed to find a way to floor the gas pedal. Finally, it would be easy for the police to identify who owned the truck Rusty Nail crashed into the motel. He either owned it or the owner of the truck knew who was driving it.

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