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Road Games (1981)

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Summary: Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller

Country: Australia

Directed By: Richard Franklin

Written By: Everett De Roche

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Grant Page, Marion Edward, Thaddeus Smith, Alan Hopgood, Robert Thompson

AKA: Roadgames

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Road Games belongs to 9 collections
1. The Best Hitchcock Movies (That Hitchcock Never Made) (public: moderated by teckgecko - 6 stars)
2. Ozploitation (public: moderated by edkrak - 4 stars)
3. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnight Cinema Podcast (public: moderated by Coheed - 3 stars)
4. Australia (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
5. Not Quite Hollywood (public: moderated by td888 - 1 star)
6. Australian director (public: moderated by djross)
7. Cinema Sewer (public: moderated by mattburgess)
9. edkrak films to see (private: edkrak - 2 stars)


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DancingP
72T6
begoniabol begoniabol
78T8
I really liked it. Nice Rear Window like atmosphere, good build up, charasmatic main guy, nice chemistry between main guy and Curtis.
jsommersby8
23T1
Mechatigger
57T3
Enjoyable suspenser with Hitchcockian trappings.
RavynLoony
74T9
sebby sebby
60T4
filmaffinity filmaffinity
57T4
tyoda
70T8
tielardurdin
75T5
gossamer2
64T5
Scarface Scarface
70T6
Bandy Bandy
65T3
glumpy99 glumpy_99
84T6
ARUCARD ARUCARD
25T2
martygrant
85T6
thomas_d
85T4
Cronos
90T10
Voodoo Voodoo
80T6
debaser1985
72T7
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
76T8
Midaso
69T8
cinemahell cinema_hell
60T2
It could have been a lot better, it's bit of a letdown. A main influence on 'The Hitcher'.
KeanuGrieves
62T3
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
57T7
mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
killersmalls
70T4
jgreenwood jgreenwood
60T5
Exidor
60T3
Stain Stain
50T4
This movie wants to be suspenseful so friggin' bad, but it's just not
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
75T7
TroyAnderson
60T5
Mattsdmf
88T9
SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
The first 20 minutes is pure perfection in both style and execution. Came before "the Hitcher" but way, way after Mr. "Hitch" ;)
djross djross
55T6
Having seen this as an adolescent, I rewatched it (August 7, 2010), and still found it to be largely enjoyable, with some good dialogue and characterization, and even some interesting camerawork, the whole being aided quite a bit by a very likable pair of leads. The greatest weakness is probably the fact that it is so preoccupied with character and mood that it forgets to create much tension in those scenes requiring it.
BillyShears BillyShears
75T7
They just don't do PG like they used to, mate. Crikey, down undah
Moribunny Moribunny
48T4
Disappointing. Clearly inferior to the similar "The Hitcher" (1986). Should have had much more suspense than it does.
TnS
50T2
imdb imdb
66T6
blucthulhu
70T6
Zoltan Zoltan
65T6
Barthalen Barthalen
70T6
Not very high on tension or complex situations, but this Rear Window On The Road is a pretty decent watch.
JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
84T6
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
73T5
fletch
70T5
deadbill
85T5
EvilShoe EvilShoe
70T6
Gossamer
1T4
dmk dmk
89T10
Veterini Veterini
63T3
HBOsucks
40T4
northern
85T4
TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
79T7
ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
85T9
FancyClown FancyClown
62T3
krf7 krf7
80T7
LordCouture
67T3
glm
62T4
61.500
NRM03
58T5
Piglet Piglet
75T8
KeyserSoze
78T5
chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
68T5
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
53T5
Coheed
68T6
AviAwareness
74T6
callanvass
60T4
M-B-M
4T3
Infenso paah
60T4
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
75T10
WilliamOTyle
40T2
PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
79T6
Ultimately falls prey to bad screenwriting habits, taking shortcuts and leaps of logic to increase the thrills and tension, but otherwise a really fun thriller/horror with a great performance from Keach. The parts where it's just him being a slightly loopy truck driver are the best.
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
73T5
revolverjgw
80T5
CowherPower
70T6
nminichino nminichino
50T4
Just1n Just1n
65T3
Interesting take on the serial killer truck driver script. In this instance the truck driver is stalking the killer. Decent enough film but a bit long in the dialogue and short in the action.
Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
60T6
CMQuinn CMQuinn
9T9
Average Tier 5.4 from 78 Rankings rss