Name that movie!
April 17, 2012 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Name that movie! I am trying to recall the name of a movie I saw in the early to mid 2000s. It was a thriller drama, maybe classified as horror (although I don't remember it being particularly gruesome). It offers an explanation for some of the thousands of unsolved missing persons cases by following a cross country truck driver who is a serial killer.

I do not think it was based on a true story, but it may have been (helpful, I know).

A few not-so-detailed details:
- at the very end or near the end the audience finds out this trucker has been burying the victims on either his land or a piece of land he owns. The camera shows a few graves then pans out and shows a huge swath of land and the viewer is supposed to assume that although we know of a few cases there are likely 300+/hundreds.
- I do not recall if the fact that the killer is a trucker is introduced right away.
- The fact that the killer was cross-country trucker offers some explanation about why he was never caught.
- I don't recall the movie even being particularly good. I don't think it would have received any accolades or awards and I don't recall any big-name actors in it.

I likely watched it in the early to mid 2000s.

Thanks for your help!!
posted by click to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Joy Ride?
posted by jabes at 5:01 PM on April 17, 2012

No, not Joy Ride, but thank you.
posted by click at 5:11 PM on April 17, 2012

suspect zero?
posted by birdherder at 5:27 PM on April 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

I also popped in to say Suspect Zero.
posted by jbenben at 5:32 PM on April 17, 2012

No, not Suspect Zero, but thanks! This killer was targeting random people, not other serial killers. And there were no telepathic/remote viewing angles in it.

Thank you though!
posted by click at 5:39 PM on April 17, 2012

posted by FreelanceBureaucrat at 6:27 PM on April 17, 2012

Could it have been Breakdown with Kurt Russell? Featured an evil trucker.
posted by gentian at 7:34 PM on April 17, 2012

Not trying to be argumentative, but are you sure it isn't Suspect Zero? It's what I immediately thought of. The main serial killer didn't target other serial killers, he was a trucker that killed (or abducted) from all over. The weird psychic serial killer thing was with the people hunting him. The movie came out in 2004 and there is definitely a scene at the killer's land where the camera pans from one shallow grave to show hundreds (1 hour, 21 minutes in.) Also, it wasn't particularly good. I never expected/wanted to see it again, but this question was bothering me, so I downloaded it and checked. It might not be the movie you're thinking of, but it does seem to fit the criteria. It might be worth checking it out.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 8:13 PM on April 17, 2012

ActingTheGoat, I did watch the full trailer and read the synopsis and it really did not ring a bell. But I admit that it certainly fits the criteria. I promise to find and watch the full movie - or at least scan it. Perhaps watching the trailer is just not enough. Thanks!
posted by click at 9:30 PM on April 17, 2012

Yeah, Breakdown, maybe.
posted by Rash at 9:35 PM on April 17, 2012

Suspect Zero it is! When I watched the trailer nothing rang a bell but I watched/scanned the whole movie and that was it.

Thank you all and thank you ActingTheGoat for pushing me to revisit it after I mentioned I did not think that was it.
posted by click at 12:31 PM on May 18, 2012

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