TV Movie | PG | | Action, Horror, Thriller
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.
Steven Spielberg wanted David Mann's car to be red so it would stand out in the wide shots of the desert highways.
Talk about pollution.
During the final chase, there are several shots where it appears that Dave Mann has bloody upper teeth as if he had an injury inside his mouth. It is most apparent in the side shots.
The man with the sandwich is referred to as "Hoagy Man".
Another new scene, where Weaver stops at a gas station and phones his wife, was written by producer George Eckstein to inflate the running time to the requested 90 minutes. This was reportedly done against Spielberg's wishes.
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