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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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Christina Zilber ...
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Sheriff Cork
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Marc Robinson ...
Bobby
Julie Rowen ...
Lisa (as Julie Donatt)
Leslie Bartlett ...
Martina Hirsch
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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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Rated R for violence, sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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18 November 1997 (USA)  »

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11 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Watched this almost by accident on a Sunday afternoon with nothing to do and nowhere to go. This movie was much better than any expectations I might have had. Tobey Maguire and Wilson Cruz are fine together as is Amy Hathaway (not familiar with her). Adam West is fine as a sleazy father pimping for his daughter. Though the "losers making bad choices" plot can bore the heck out of me, this one kept my attention. Certainly not great in any way, it's not boring or stupid and can sometimes be surprising.


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