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In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts. They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The late 1970s Ford F-Series pick-up truck that has been chasing Nicole through the whole movie changes at the end in the final showdown right before it catches fire. You can tell that it changes from a late 1970s model to a 1969 model year after it blows up and is on fire. They shared a similar body styles but different grilles and front ends. See more »
An additional scene of Scotty shown at the end of the credits. See more »
For the US video market, 2 versions were made, an R-rated version and an unrated version with the unrated version containing more graphic/altered scenes and slightly longer by 21 seconds. Further details can be found at http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=4217 See more »
When the Writer / Director Does not Know How to End a Movie
In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow (Jaimie Alexander) runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts (Joey Mendicino). They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place.
"Rest Stop" has a promising, mysterious, intriguing, gore and sick story with bizarre characters that holds the attention of the viewer until the very last scene. The young actress Jaimie Alexander has good performance in the role of a scared woman, lost in a highway to hell and chased by an evil sadistic. Unfortunately, the writer and director John Shiban did not know how to end the movie and he does not satisfactorily resolve any of the mysterious situations showed along the story. There are five alternative endings in the extras of the DVD, all of them better than the original one, to prove the difficulties John Shiban had to conclude his story. "Rest Stop" could be an excellent movie, but in the end it is a great disappointment, a pure waste of time. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Rota Mortal" ("Mortal Route")
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