Road Games

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1982 | Color
  • Running Time: 101 min | Sweden:93 min
  • Production Co: Essaness Pictures | Quest
  • Distribution Co: AVCO Embassy Pictures (1981) (USA) (theatrical) | Magna-Filmi (1983) (Finland) (theatrical) | New World-Mutual (Canada) | Svensk Filmindustri (SF) (1982) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Richard Franklin
  • Written by Everett DeRoche
  • Starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page
  • Produced by Richard Franklin, Bernard Schwartz, Barbi Taylor
  • Original Music by Brian May
  • Cinematography by Vincent Monton
  • Film Editing by Edward McQueen-Mason

Plot Summary

  • A laid-back American truck driver in south Australia starts to suspect a man driving a green van of killing young women along his route, and proceeds to play a cat-and-mouse game in order to catch him red-handed.

Also Known As

  • Déviation mortelle (France)
  • Enigma na Estrada (Brazil)
  • Kuolema kyydissä (Finland)
  • Lift åt döden (Finland) (Swedish title)
  • Lift med döden (Sweden)
  • Truck Driver (Hungary)
  • Truck Driver - Gejagt von einem Serienkiller (Germany)


  • On the world's loneliest highway it's not a game - it's murder!
  • The truck driver plays games. The hitchhiker plays games. And the killer is playing the deadliest game of all!
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