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Road Games
     

Road Games

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Director: Richard Franklin

Cast: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward

 

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Hollywood's Stacy Keach stars in Australia's Road Games. Keach is a truck driver who takes the law in his own hands to capture a serial killer. When the police fail to nab the murderer of hitchhikers, Keach takes to the road, conducting his own search. En route, he picks up hitcher Jamie Lee Curtis--and it is her presence that brings the killer out of hiding

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Hollywood's Stacy Keach stars in Australia's Road Games. Keach is a truck driver who takes the law in his own hands to capture a serial killer. When the police fail to nab the murderer of hitchhikers, Keach takes to the road, conducting his own search. En route, he picks up hitcher Jamie Lee Curtis--and it is her presence that brings the killer out of hiding and into the bloody finale. Director Richard Franklin's fondness for Hitchcock, which would come to full fruition in Psycho II (1982), is very much in evidence throughout Road Games.

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This Hitchcock-influenced thriller has aged quite well thanks to its smart, low-key approach, and remains effective today because it never panders to the viewer. Everett de Roche's clever script replaces the usual sex and violence this kind of scenario might offer with a sly blend of wit and slow-burning suspense. Just as important is the fact that he populates the story's landscape with a variety of unique characters that add plenty of flavor to the story. Said characterizations are further enriched by nice work from the cast, especially Marion Edward as a particularly obnoxious hausfrau and Jamie Lee Curtis' beguiling turn as the witty, mysterious hitchhiker. The film, however, truly belongs to Stacy Keach, who tackles the role of Quid with great energy and charismatic verve, making this memorably offbeat hero one for the record books. Finally, director Richard Franklin assembles all these elements with great precision and creates a number of beautifully crafted set pieces along the way, the most memorable of which are a foot chase that has a totally unexpected ending and a finale that features one of the most unusual car chases ever filmed. All in all, Road Games is a tight little thriller that's well worth a look for any suspense fan in search of something that delivers the goods in an unexpected way.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2016
UPC:
9344256013843
Original Release:
1981
Source:
Imports
Sales rank:
20,856

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Pat Quid
Jamie Lee Curtis Hitch
Marion Edward Frita Frugal
Grant Page Smith or Jones
Bill Stacey Capt. Careful
Thaddeus Smith Abbott
Alan Hopgood Lester
John Murphy Benny Balls
Robert Thompson Sneezy Rider
Colin Vancao Fred Frugal

Technical Credits
Richard Franklin Director,Producer
Tom Burstall Asst. Director
Everett de Roche Screenwriter
Jon Dowding Production Designer
Aphrodite Kondos Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew London Sound/Sound Designer
Brian May Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward McQueen-Mason Editor
Vincent Monton Cinematographer
Grant Page Stunts
Bernard Schwartz Executive Producer
Barbi Taylor Co-producer

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Road Games 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Road Games is one of the worst horror movies I have ever seen! I generally like horror movies but this one was just really bad despite starring two great actors like Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis!