Written by Mr. Mouseburger 28th Feb 2006
Kindly submitted by A Concerned Citizen
Although the death is never confirmed onscreen, I thought it was still cool. The story that takes us to this point is that an ordinary everyday American driver, David Mann, is driving through the Californian desert when, on his journey, he has the misfortune to be terrorised by some lunatic, who is never seen (it could be Maris Crane), driving a large truck.
As we reach the film's finale, Mann's car has, by this point, overheated and he is driving in neutral, barely moving at the speed of a milk float, when the Truck appears in the distance. The backdrop of this final "joust" is a steep, sandy cliff. Afficionados of Hollywood can see what is going to happen next.....
Mann, whos sanity is hanging by a thread at this point, decides to play chicken with the oncoming truck. At the right moment though he jams his briefcase on the accelarator, and dives out of the car in the nick of time. The truck ploughs into the car, which bursts into flames.
However, the truck driver, having displayed some of the most skillful and dangerous driving one can perform in an 18-wheeler, now somehow forgets that cliffs have edges, and speeds toward this one. The Truck Driver slams his foot on the brake and beeps his horn, even though they are in the middle of a desert with no-one around to hear them, but alas, all of this is to no avail, and the truck falls over the edge of the cliff with Mann's car.
The truck hits the ground, after a slow motion fall sequence, sending dust everywhere. However, the truck does not blow up and as the wheels of this maniac's rig gradually stops spinning, the mystery remains as to who he was and if he is really dead.