Thursday, 2 January 2014

Road Games (1981) Filmed In Diggers Rest

Road Games (1981), a Hollywood movie starring Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, was filmed in Diggers Rest, as well as locations ranging from Port Melbourne to Eucla to the Great Australian Bite.

Movie Flyer- Note the old Diggers Rest petrol station veranda
Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travelers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (Such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road.) Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange, (Smith or Jones) maybe the serial killer mentioned on the radio. But his pursuit of the van driver brings him to the attention of the police, who begin to suspect him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

I watched the movie but was disappointed. The actors and camera work are good but the dialogue is slow and it somehow dragged out too long.

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