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I've just never been able...


...To get this movie out of my head! I remember seeing this years ago when I was younger, and I just remeber how eerie and disturbed it made me feel...I can only remember small details about it, certain scene or images which just stick out in my mind, such as shots of a young man driving his car on the highway after leaving home, and for some reason a shot of waterfall sticks out in my mind.
I'd love to be able to track down a copy of this film and watch it again.



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ME TOO!! There are mental images from this film but I can't remember a lot about it. I remember that van, I remember the father chasing it down only to find that it was not his son's. Worst of all I remember the recreation of the crime when those guys stabbed that kid to death. This one disturbed me. I don't want to see it again.

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What's always stuck in my mind was that this was a troubled kid who wasn't thinking straight and continued to make poor decisions along the way, ultimately ones that proved fatal. For one thing, one shouldn't head out on an international drive, that into a desolate area, knowing that one's motor vehicle is on its last legs. This kid had been told that his van would "eventually need a new fuel pump" yet still chose to hurry out on a cross country drive without first just visiting a local garage for a few hours to get some needed service. While the possibility of getting some last juice out of a fuel pump that's on its last legs might be feasible within local city driving, to do so on a long distance journey through a desolate area like Nebraska is asking for trouble, especially knowing that such large desolate areas are breeding grounds for the kind of drifters whom Brian Walker ran into. The kid also showed how disturbed he was in that he had chances along the way to ask others for help in shaking off these two bums but just wouldn't speak up. I've often felt that the way he was portrayed, as a kid who hadn't seen much of his father and possibly wanted to get away from his mother and brothers, showed that he was very troubled to begin with but hadn't been diagnosed as such in any way. In all likelihood he needed professional help right from the start.

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I just found this movie again after seeing it on TV when I was a child, watching with my parents on a vacation. I never knew the title until this very moment, as I just recalled the general plot. I agree with you 100%! I can still see the images of it, the creepiness, and the horrible murder. After all these years it was still burned into my mind.

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I completely agree. The murder scene is burned into my mind. I only saw the movie once as a kid with my parents. I had no idea it was a true story.

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I remember seeing "Into Thin Air" a number of years ago, and I saw it again, recently, on my computer. That's a rather scary film, and a true story, to boot. I hope that the guys who killed Brian Wilson ended up in a maximum-security penitentiary, and are serving a life-time sentence, with no parole!

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