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Rest Stop (2006)

The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop.

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John Shiban

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jaimie Alexander ... Nicole
Joseph George Mendicino ... Jesse Hilts (as Joey Mendicino)
Deanna Russo ... Tracy Kress
Diane Salinger ... The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... The Father
Curtis Taylor ... The Ranger
Joey Lawrence ... Deacon
Gary Entin Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Jennifer Cormack Jennifer Cormack ... College Student
Mikey Post ... Scotty
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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

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jaimie Alexander's second lead role in a feature film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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An additional scene of Scotty shown at the end of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Featured in 31 Days of Horror: Rest Stop (2006) (2018) See more »

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Lonely Woman
Written by Bear McCreary
Performed by Bt4
Produced by Bear McCreary and Steve Kaplan
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When the Writer / Director Does not Know How to End a Movie
19 February 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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