Stephen King's Riding the Bullet (DVD, 2005)
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- 2010dragonfly1Jan 06, 2011by
Riding the Bullet
Alan Parker is a student at the University of Maine, Orono who is trying to find himself. He gets a call from a neighbor in his hometown, Lewiston, telling him that his mother has been taken to the hospital after having a stroke. Lacking a functioning car, Parker decides to hitchhike the 120-miles south to visit his mother.
His first ride is with an old man who continually tugs at his crotch in a car that stinks of urine. Happy to escape this ride, Alan starts walking, thumbing his next ride. Coming upon a graveyard, Alan notices a headstone for a stranger named George Staub: "Well Begun, Too Soon Done." Sure enough, the next car to pick him up is George Staub, complete with black stitches around his neck where his head had been sewn on after being severed and wearing a button saying "I rode The Bullet at Thrill Village, Laconia." 
During the ride, George talks to Alan about the amusement park ride he was too scared to ride as a kid: The Bullet in Thrill Village, Laconia, New Hampshire. George tells Alan that before they reach the lights of town, Alan must choose who goes on the death ride with George: Alan or his mother. In a moment of fright, Alan saves himself and tells him to "Take her. Take my Mother."
George shoves Alan out of the car, where he reappears alone at the graveyard, wearing the "I Rode the Bullet at Thrill Village" button. Alan eventually reaches the hospital, despite his guilt and the impending feeling that his mother is dead or will die any moment, his mother is fine.
Alan takes the button and treasures it as a good (or bad) luck charm, his mother returns to work and to smoking, he graduates and takes care of his mother for several years and another stroke.
One day he loses the button and knows what the phone call was about.... He finds the button underneath his mother's bed, and after a final moment of sadness, guilt, and meditation, decides to carry on.Read full review
- ddavisgaryDec 17, 2015by
Great halloween movie
I watch this every halloween. It gives you just the right balance of spooky and sentimental
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- smurfette952Jun 25, 2011by
Stephen King's RIDING THE BULLET THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST
Alan embarks on a 100 mile hitchhike to see his mom in the hospital. Along the way he must confront his many demons - both living and dead - and in the end make the ultimate choice that will mean life or death for him and his mother. "The best of the independent films made from my work since Stand by Me." - Stephen King.
- medicsmom911Sep 22, 2014by
AS ALWAYS, AN EXCELENT MOVIE TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS, OR SHOULD I SAY SOME FR
REALLY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE. SUSPENCE, ACTING, DRAMA; ENJOYED IT ALL. I SAW THIS MOVIE YEARS AGO AND I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO RECIEVE IT INTO MY STEPEN KINGS' COLLECTION. MANY THANKS!!!
- 2011celinadJul 11, 2011by
As a collector of Stephen King books and movies. I love this movie, it was in perfect shape and was great to watch all over again. It's hard to find this movie and a lot of his others in stores since they are older and out of date, which is why I love e-bay. You can always find what you are looking for.