It's all fun and games whene two brothers (Paul Walker and Steve Zahn) take off cross-country to bring home a pretty college friend (Leelee Sobieski). But the jokes end when a prank backfires and they find themselves stalked by a vengeful trucker who won't give up his relentless chase until somebody pays with their life.
Cast & Crew
If you're looking to have your nerves fried and your pulse pounded, this is your ticket to ride.
Dahl works the audience like the dial of a car radio, testing out all manner of squeals and static and all-out, high-pitched terror.
Climb into this rig and you'll be sweating bullets.
It's encouraging to see more than passing attention paid to character development.
Expertly toys with the fear any carbon-based life-form feels when one of those Peterbilt express trains comes rolling by with a thundercrack of vibration at about 240 mph, gently urging us to move right or die crushed and bleeding.
It attains its modest ambitions with dispatch and wit, and without ever lifting its foot from the pedal.
Dahl permeates the film with enough quirky detail ... and horror-movie staples ... to keep things interesting.