Blacktop (film)

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Directed by T.J. Scott
Written by Kevin Lund
T.J. Scott
Starring Meat Loaf
Kristin Davis
Lochlyn Munro
Music by Ennio Di Berardo
Cinematography Attila Szalay
Edited by Bert Kish
Distributed by HBO
Release date
  • October 20, 2000 (2000-10-20)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)

Blacktop is an American thriller film starring Meat Loaf released in 2000. The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker T.J. Scott.[1]


When David (Lochlyn Munro), a comedian, gets a three night gig at a trucker's bar, his girlfriend, Sylvia (Kristin Davis), leaves him and accepts a ride from a trucker, Jack (Meat Loaf).

Problems arise when we discover that Jack may be a deranged serial killer of young women. David is starting a chase with the trucker and his girlfriend which is not aware of the danger. Jack starts a game with David, in which Sylvia's life is at stake.

Travelling together with Sylvia in his truck named "Goliath", Jack is leaving some clues to David as he follows them, at the same time acting as a "good stranger" to Sylvia, telling her stories about his life, and as we later learn difficult childhood in which he encountered bad treatment of his father towards his mother, (as Jack then recalls he killed his father in defense of mother).

Following chase, David meets Jack and Sylvia in deserted place Jack opens fire from his rifle, Sylvia momentarily learns about his real plans, and tries to escape (unsuccessfully).

After several miles of further chase they're meeting again for a dramatic final scene, in which David is eventually able to defeat Jack, though this isn't possible without blood shed (Jack cut off Sylvia's finger "to teach her discipline").




  1. ^ "Orphan Black Wins Big at the Canadian Screen Awards". Retrieved 2015-12-08. 

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