Downrange

Synopsis: Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Ryûhei Kitamura
Production: Eleven Arts
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
Year:
2017
90 min
151 Views


[Todd] Sure enough,

right back out he comes.

[Sara] Mmm,

like father, like son.

[both laugh]

[vehicle driving]

[indistinct conversation]

[Todd] You're stuck in some

reverse cycle of doom.

[Eric] I get sleepy though,

too--

-[Todd] Sh*t!

-[tires screeching]

[bodies thudding]

[hawk cries]

[chuckles] Is--

is everyone all right?

-[Sara] Uh, yeah.

-[Jodi] Fine.

Whoa, whoa, whoa,

wait a second, sit down.

-I just...

-Have a seat.

Bumped my head,

that's all.

Have a seat. Okay?

[Sara] Is she okay?

[Keren] It'll leave a knot,

but she'll be okay.

[breathing heavily]

[Jeff scooping ice]

How's your neck?

Just when we started to get

to know each other, too,

I put you through a window.

[Keren] Hey, that's luck.

I'm sorry.

[Jodi] What do we have here?

Here.

Keep the swelling down.

[Sara] Okay, come on, guys,

let's give her some space.

Not crowding.

-You okay?

-Yeah, thanks.

[sighs]

You know, I'm not sure

roadside assistance

assists the middle of nowhere.

[Sara] Doesn't hurt to check.

How long since the last time?

How long since the last car?

[Sara] How long since

you changed a tire?

Ah, well, you have one,

two, three capable

young men right here.

-Ohh...

-Between the three of us,

I'm pretty sure

we can handle it.

Hear that, fellas?

You just got drafted.

-[laughs]

-[Todd] Slap the spare on,

and it'll be back

in business in five minutes.

[Sara] Five minutes?

Okay, ten.

Fifteen maybe.

Ten it is.

-Uh, okay.

-Okay.

5:
12, it'll be here

before you know it.

Sit right here.

It's cold. [laughs]

Here.

Feels good,

if you ask me.

What do we win?

Bragging rights.

That's all?

In relationships?

[chuckles]

Dude, they're everything.

Okay, okay, wait,

I can't resist.

Everybody?

Say "pit stop"!

[all] Pit stop!

[camera clicks]

Okay, that's a good one.

[laughs]

-Can you text me that?

-[woman] Uh, yeah.

-Me, too.

-Ooh, yeah, one more.

[woman]

Here, just pass it around.

I promise I won't share

your digits with Big Data.

[Sara] It's hot.

[sighs] Yep.

-You okay? I'm sorry.

-Yeah, I'm fine.

No, thanks.

Yeah.

And there you go.

Awesome, thank you.

That everybody?

Uh, change of heart.

-Go for it.

-[chuckles]

[Keren] Okie doke.

-[Todd] Beep, beep, beep.

-[Eric chuckles]

[Todd] See, we're already

halfway there.

[grunts]

You, uh...

you use this one before?

[Todd] I don't recall. Why?

[Jeff] The treads are worn.

Worn, huh? Bad?

We'd be taking our chances.

Hold on a second.

Technical difficulties.

Where are you off to?

Walkabout.

[cell phone chimes]

[cell phone chimes]

[chuckles]

[sighs]

Hey, hey, hey, found a garage

about 20 minutes off route.

Might be a good detour

to have a fresh tire put on,

or at least get that one

patched up.

Yeah, well, if this spare

decides to blow,

we'll be begging for them

to come to us.

If we can get

anyone out here.

Signal's got a mind

of its own.

[Todd] Twenty minutes off route.

Another 20 to get back on track.

Let's say 15 to 30

at the shop.

That's what, an hour and change

we're adding on?

Yeah.

Hey, what time did you say you

were hoping to pull in later?

-7:
00.

-[chuckles]

Any wiggle room?

Surprise party birthday

for my sister.

I'd like to be there to see

her face when she walks in.

I'd like her to see myface

when she walks in.

[Keren] Close?

Before college, yeah.

Our age?

Today's her sweet 16.

[sighs] Man...

You--

you gotta be there.

If we need to stop,

we need to stop.

It's better for me

to be a little late

than all of us stranded.

[eerie music]

Do you mind?

Nature calls.

Say, you gotta be anywhere at,

like, a specific time tonight?

Not really.

'Cause I was thinking if it's

cool with everybody else,

we could drop her off

and just double back.

I don't want everyone

to have to change their plans

-on my account.

-I don't have any plans.

Me neither,

not till tomorrow.

No worries.

[Jeff] Probably add

another hour.

But we'd have enough time

to fix the tire

and get you to

your sister's on time.

[grunting]

And works for us.

-Four minutes and counting.

-[Todd grunts]

Hey, it ain't over

till it's over.

It's almost over.

[laughs]

Hey, the shade's on this side,

by the way.

You wanna sit?

All right, all right.

Ready? Yep.

Better.

I forgot his name.

Jeff.

Jeff.

My brain kept

saying "Josh."

When he handed me this,

I was so close to saying,

"Thanks, Josh."

He likes you.

We just met.

He's-- he's being nice.

He likes you.

-[Sara] Oh, man.

-[grunts]

Loosened it up for me.

Ah, see?

That's very kind you to say so.

Oh, that's verykind.

[laughs]

I have to get me

some of those.

[laughs] Yeah,

yeah, you do.

Yeah, well,

I gotta get me one of these.

Elevate our tail-gating game.

Lot of vehicle for a couple.

My uncle's got a six-seater.

He's also got triples.

Yeah, well, I'm in a band.

It's good for lugging around

our equipment, you know?

Yeah.

I'm gonna sit

in the shade a sec.

She okay?

Yeah. It's--

it's just the heat.

[Sara] Hey, guys.

Hello, hello.

-[Keren] Yep.

-[Jodi laughs]

How's it going out there?

Um... [chuckles]

I mean, technically,

they're doing stuff,

but I'd say we have another,

like, 15 minutes.

-Oh, great.

-And that's a positive estimate.

-Hey.

-Hey.

Okay, don't feel bad.

The average time to change

a tire is, like, 20 minutes.

I know things.

Well, you know,

we still have time, we're good.

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