Rest Stop

Synopsis: In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts. They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place.
Director(s): John Shiban
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min


Hey, a**hole, this is the ladies' room.

What the f*** are you doing, d*ckhead?

Get the f*** out of here.

If you don't get your ass out of here,

I'm gonna start screaming.


Oh, God, please!

What the f***?

What the hell? What the f***? Get off...

Grandpa used to say...

... everybody's got their own

private demon.

For him, it was the war he fought

in Vietnam.

For Grandma, I guess it was Grandpa...

... and all the sh*t he put her through.

For my mom and dad...

... what's their private demon?

I guess that'd be me.

You'll wake them. God.

- Get in.

- Jess.

- You're an a**hole.

- I love you too.

- Say goodbye to Texas.

- Goodbye, Texas.

What the hell is that?

I won it riding when I was 11.

It's good luck.

- I bet your mom gave it to you.

- So f***ing what?

Don't take it down.

- You're not calling your parents.

- But I wanna call them.

Jesus, you don't.

- They'll worry.

- That's the f***ing point.

I don't want them to worry.

That's exactly your f***ing problem.

You don't run away from home,

then tell your parents you're okay.

Why not?

They'll talk you out of it. That's why.

See, it's the manager who watches out

for your ass.

Because you take the wrong part,

you get typecast, you're dead.

F*** you.

You're getting typecast again.



Every actor has to do a nude scene

at least once.

- Yeah, right.

- Right.

Any nude scene you do...

...better be with me.

- Okay, then.

- Okay, then.

So you wanna do a nude scene?


- Oh, is it ready?

- Yeah.

It's ready. Yeah, it's ready.

Oh, Nic.

No, don't take the blanket.

- It's f***ing cold out there.

- Well, tough sh*t.

You gotta be f***ing kidding me.


I understand, man.

It's cool.

Yeah. Okay.

See you.

What'd he say?

When we get to L.A.,

we're not gonna stay with my cousin.

- Why not?

- It's his wife.

She's sick or something.

- They don't really have the room.

- Well, where are we gonna live?

- I'll figure something out.

- Figure something out?

I'm not gonna be

a f***ing homeless person.

- Don't worry, okay?

- God.

Just don't worry.

- Great. Damn.

- What are you doing?

Nicole, what are you doing?

You wanna be a f***ing baby

your whole life?

- Son of a b*tch.

- Jess, come on. Please, don't.


- A**hole!

- Jesse, let's just go.

- Let's go!

- F***!

You okay?

It's okay. Come here.

You okay, huh? Come here, it's over.

I don't even see this road.

It's not on the map.

We're still heading west. It'll be faster.

Not if we run out of gas.

- I'll take care of it.

- Right. We're lost.

- No, we're not.

- Yes, we are.

Who's being the f***ing baby now?

I gotta pee.

- Again?

- Yes, again.

- All right. I'll pull over.

- I'm not gonna pee in the dirt.

- Why the hell not?

- There's snakes out there.

And it doesn't make me a f***ing baby.

Just find a bathroom.

- This is nice.

- I told you to pee in the dirt.

Oh, my God.

Rats. That would be f***ing perfect.


Jess? What the hell?

Damn it.




Not funny. This is not funny.

You're not scaring me.

Sh*t. Jess, you're an a**hole.


You're perfectly normal.

Great. F***.

Yes. Okay.


You son of a b*tch, Jess.


Excuse me. Hello? Is anybody in there?

Guess I'm not walking.

Hey. Hello?

Excuse me? Hello, I need help.

Please, I'm stuck here.



Jesse, I love you.

But maybe you should take me home.

Maybe this was a mistake.

"Don't be such a f***ing baby."


Are you my private demon?

Where is he, huh?

What did you do to him?

"F***er cut me, killed my husband."

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John Shiban

John Shiban is an American television writer and producer. He worked in both capacities on The X-Files and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Star Trek: Enterprise, Smallville, Supernatural, Legend of the Seeker, Breaking Bad, and The Vampire Diaries. In 1997, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his work on The X-Files episode "Memento Mori". He shared the nomination with co-writers Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, and Vince Gilligan. In 1998, Shiban shared a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with The X-files production team.In 2009 Shiban reunited with Gilligan to work as a writer/producer on the second season of Gilligan's series Breaking Bad. Shiban was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for episodic drama for the episode "Phoenix" in 2010. Shiban and the writing staff also shared a nomination for the WGA award for best drama series for their work on the second season. Shiban returned as a consulting producer for the third season of Breaking Bad. He left the crew at the end of the third season. In August 2010, Shiban was confirmed as a writer for Torchwood's fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day.In 2011, Shiban joined the series Hell on Wheels as executive producer and writer. In November 2012, the show's creators Joe and Tony Gayton decided to no longer be involved in the day to day production. Shiban was thought to be a good candidate to take over, however he stated that he would also be leaving the series. more…

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