Directed by Richard Franklin • 1981 • Australia, United States
Starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a trucker who plays solitary games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement, with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal—and the rules of this road are about to take some deadly turns. Director Richard Franklin packs plenty of Hitchcockian twists and suspense into this sly shocker that ranks among the most surprising thrillers of the 1980s.