Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him, and he recovers. He receives news that his mother is dying and decides to hitchhike, in an attempt to reach his dying mom.

  1. Mick Garris

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Stephen King


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jonathan Jackson

    Jonathan Jackson

    Alan Parker

  2. David Arquette

    David Arquette

    George Staub

  3. Cliff Robertson

    Cliff Robertson


  4. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Jean Parker

  5. Erika Christensen

    Erika Christensen

    Jessica Hadley

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Riding the Bullet
Riding the Bullet



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 15, 2004


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue -

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