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Roadgames is a 1981 Australian film directed by Richard Franklin. The film stars Stacy Keach as a truck driver, and Jamie Lee Curtis as a hitchhiker. Stacy Keach (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958), universally known by her maiden name as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. ...


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Patrick Quid (Stacy Keach) is a truck driver, assigned with delivering a shipment of meat across the Nullabor Plain to Perth. He begins to notice the suspicious behavior of a green van, which he spots along at various places along his journey. When he learns of a serial killer at large in the area, he begins to suspect the driver of the van. Quid picks up a hitchhiker, Pamela Rushworth (Jamie Lee Curtis), and the two discuss their theories on the killer. When they spot the van parked near the restrooms of a service station, Quid investigates. Spotting a pair of feet beneath the cubicle door, he assumes the killer is inside. Meanwhile, Pamela investigates the van, only to discover the killer inside, who kidnaps her. The man in the restroom turns out to be an innocent traveller. Quid takes pursuit of the van, and notices that the driver and Pamela seem to have struck up a conversation. This leads Quid to believe the van driver was innocent all along, and that his speculations were false. His pursuit is soon stalled when he gets stuck behind a slow moving car. Stacy Keach (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator. ... The Nullarbor Plain is the vast area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight. ... For other cities named Perth, see Perth. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958), universally known by her maiden name as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. ... Service station is a term with different meanings in different parts of the world: In the United States and Canada, it refers to a filling station that also offers such services as oil change and mechanical repairs to automobiles. ...


Later that night, Quid notices the van parked off the side of the road and pulls over to investigate. He hears people giggling in the bushes nearby and assumes that Pamela and the van driver are engaging in intercourse. When he breaks into the van to investigate an esky which he presumes contains body party, and finds it actually contains food, he rests his suspicions. Esky is an Australian brand of coolers manufactured by Nylex. ...


Quid arrives at the outskirts of Perth, and whilst reporting to the weigh station, spots the van watching his movements, whilst several police cars linger in the area. He follows the van through the streets of Perth, trailed by the police. Eventually the van reaches a deadend, and Quid's truck becomes stuck in the narrow alleys. The van driver approaches Quid's truck and smashes the headlights with a shovel, but the truck suddenly frees itself and collides with the van. Convinced again that the van driver is the killer, Quid begins to strangle him, when the police suddenly swoop in. Initially Quid is presumed to be the killer, but when Pamela is retrieved from the van, bound and gagged, she informs the police that the van driver is actually the killer.


Later on, after the meat has been removed from Quid's trailer, a cleaning woman is busy scrubbing the floor, when a head of a woman suddenly drops from the ceiling. The killer had stored body parts in Quid's trailer, hence his keen interest in observing Quid's movements.


 
 

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