Road Games 1981

director: Richard Franklin  






The deadliest game of all!
Along a 1600 mile stretch of desert highway, trucker Pat Quid plays guessing games. So do the hitch hikers! He sees a teenage hitch hiker being picked up by a dark green van. Later, on the radio, he hears that a dismembered female hand has been found in the motel where he has spent the night in the car park. Could the driver of the dark green van be responsible? He breaks the company rule and picks up an attractive hitch hiker and together they become involved in a cat-and-mouse game with a vicious killer. A game that can only lead to death...

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Distributor Embassy
Catalogue Number EV2016
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Release Date April 1983
Duration: 88m 28s
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by sabre210
I overlooked this title for years and years. It was the kind of tape you would see all the time at film fairs, in charity shops or on collector's lists and never really give it a second thought. But truth be told, this is a pretty solid little film and is definitely worth taking 90 minutes out of your day to watch. Think Smokey and the Bandit meets the Hitcher meets Rear Window and it's not a bad starting point. Pat, a long distance lorry driver, hauls goods up and down the highways of Australia. During a stop over in town, Pat (Stacey Keach) becomes convinced a van driver he has witnessed acting suspiciously is responsible for a series of murders and takes it upon himself to investigate further, unwittingly incriminating himself for the crimes in the process. Along with an attractive hitchhiker called Pam (Jamie Lee Curtis), Pat races against the clock, the suspected killer and the police to prevent further killings and to clear his own name. It's very hitchcockian and whilst it doesn't deliver the gritty nihilism of the later 'Hitcher' is most definitely worth checking out.