The Sheriff states that the murderer is most likely a drifter. Drew Barrymore's in what is considered to be her first adult role, even though she was 13 at the time,is much better the you would have expected as the sweet and naive Joleen. The film features Barrymore's first onscreen kiss. Minutes later, as Charlie, Joleen, Louise, and Amy are about to leave the guest ranch, the killer blows up the car -- with Amy in it -- to prevent Joleen from leaving. Performances are only reasonable Richard Masur is an enjoyable exception in a movie that does benefit from some tense music by composer Jonathan Elias and great cinematography from D.
Pinky became obsessed with Joleen, so when Joleen, Charlie, Amy, and Louise went to leave, Pinky blew up the car, with Amy in it, to stop Joleen from leaving. He's good as the kind of father that means well but can still be seen as annoying. I watched this movie awhile back on cable, mainly because there was nothing better to watch. Charlie and Joleen agree to car pool with Louise and Amy. I was able to watch it all the way through, which is more than I can say for a lot of films. I felt bad for Jennifer getting stuck in a tiny car that couldn't have more than a couple gallons of gas in it when it explodes like a 3 megaton bomb hit it. Matt Frewer and Drew come in this shady trailer park and she cannot get out.
Amy calls for help, and Sheriff Childers responds. It's about a young girl and her father Drew Barrymore, Matt Frewer traveling through the American desert. However, any interest that might arise from these slayings is soon curtailed by the fact that you can guess who the killer is almost straightaway. That night, while Agnes is taking a bath, Agnes is killed when a hand reaches in through her bathroom window and pushes a small fan into the bathtub water, electrocuting Agnes. Drew does alright in the central role, possessing a natural likability and vulnerability, as well as the expected resentment towards her paternal figure, well played by Frewer.
Drew Barrymore must have been about 13 when she made this during her career revival after she had put her much-publicized substance abuse issues behind her , but she looks much more mature. I felt that the movie let me down at that stage. Charlie and Joleen also meet their neighbors, fellow travelers Louise and Amy. Though only 14 here, she sports the body of a 20 year old, which is clearly visible in her bathing suit and wet t-shirt scenes, but there is a plot here, too. There are some good elements in this like Drew but it also fails in too many places.
It is owned by the hard Agnes Reed with her bad boy son Jimmy and bratty Sissy. Whilst her father uses the phone, Joleen speaks to Agnes's rebellious teenage son, Jimmy Reed, who she briefly came into contact with earlier at the gas station. In most ways the movie is competently-enough made. It has it's moments of being really terrible one scene in particular, with the land lady of the trailer park , and other times, where it involves you in the story really well. April 2018 Charlie Cox is a divorced writer for Highways Magazine, which is based in Los Angeles.
I wish Jennifer Tilly would have done some films before she got so old, but she still looks pretty fine in this movie. Running out of gas in a remote part of Nevada, they're forced to take temporary lodgings in a trailer park. Joleen with the killer, after he's revealed to the audience, for the last half hour of the movie with her dad Charlie and the local Sheriff Bill Childers, Dick Miller, leaving her alone with him thinking that they have the real killer in custody. That night, while Agnes is taking a bath after an argument with Jimmy, she is killed when a hand reaches in through her bathroom window and pushes a small fan into the bathtub water, electrocuting her. Charlie tries to get up on the platform, but Pinky stops Charlie by cutting Charlie's hand.
When she opens the door, she's horrified to find Agnes's body in the overflowing bath tub. It's not worth it, for the quality of film it is. As much as I roll my eyes when a 23-year-old plays a high schooler, there is something worse, and that's putting a kid in front of a camera and inviting us to view her as a sex object. It centers on a divorced father who breaks down in a desert town along with his teenage daughter, forced to stay in a they attract the intentions of a troubled local who becomes dangerously fixated on one of them. Soon after this, Joleen and her dad agree to car pool with Louise and Amy to leave the ranch, but the murderer, having become obsessed with Joleen, blows up the car with Amy in it to prevent them. Drew Barrymore, in one of her younger roles, plays a fourteen year old, who's on a road trip for the summer with her father.
It is interesting to watch Barrymore in her first grownup role, but she should have selected a better script than this. The cast is perfect for a stinker like this. Oh, plus jailbait Drew in a 2-piece and other skimpy clothes. Made when Drew Barrymore was still in the sexy teen stage of her career though some might say she still is , Miss B and her father stop off in a small town, and Drew's charms catch the eye of a warped teen who proceeds to bump off all the obstacles in the path to make her his own. Ah the curse of insomnia compels me to watch yet another crappy late night movie on the goggle-box.