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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 10 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)
10. Edgar Wright's 1000 Favorite Movies (private: coldesser)


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Coheed
68T6
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.
Infenso paah
60T4
RavynLoony
74T9
Gossamer
1T4
M-B-M
4T3
Midaso
69T8
Mattsdmf
88T9
JohnnyZombie JohnnyZombie
84T6
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
73T5
LordCouture
67T3
gossamer2
64T5
Veterini Veterini
63T3
Barthalen Barthalen
70T6
Not very high on tension or complex situations, but this Rear Window On The Road is a pretty decent watch.
callanvass
60T4
FancyClown FancyClown
62T3
BillyShears BillyShears
75T7
They just don't do PG like they used to, mate. Crikey, down undah
jgreenwood jgreenwood
60T5
Mechatigger
57T3
Enjoyable suspenser with Hitchcockian trappings.
Piglet Piglet
75T8
northern
85T4
LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
57T7
tielardurdin
75T5
nminichino nminichino
50T4
TroyAnderson
60T5
NRM03
58T5
WilliamOTyle
40T2
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
53T5
cinemahell cinema_hell
60T2
It could have been a lot better, it's bit of a letdown. A main influence on 'The Hitcher'.
filmaffinity filmaffinity
57T4
CowherPower
70T6
killersmalls
70T4
KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
82T7
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
75T10
Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
60T6
Exidor
60T3
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" ;)
KeyserSoze
78T5
sebby sebby
60T4
CMQuinn CMQuinn
9T9
thomas_d
85T4
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
75T7
TnS
50T2
imdb imdb
66T6
TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
79T7
debaser1985
72T7
dmk dmk
89T10
krf7 krf7
80T7
tyoda
70T8
chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
68T5
deadbill
85T5
glm
62T4
61.500
ARUCARD ARUCARD
25T2
Scarface Scarface
70T6
DancingP
72T7
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
73T5
revolverjgw
80T5
mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
glumpy99 glumpy_99
84T6
martygrant
85T6
EvilShoe EvilShoe
70T6
jsommersby8
23T1
HBOsucks
40T4
Stain Stain
50T4
This movie wants to be suspenseful so friggin' bad, but it's just not
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.
Cronos
90T10
Zoltan Zoltan
65T6
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
76T8
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.
Bandy Bandy
65T3
ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
85T9
AviAwareness
74T6
blucthulhu
70T6
fletch
70T5
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.
Voodoo Voodoo
80T6
Moribunny Moribunny
48T4
Disappointing. Clearly inferior to the similar "The Hitcher" (1986). Should have had much more suspense than it does.
Average Tier 5.46 from 78 Rankings rss