Roadflower (also known as Road Flower or The Road Killers) is a 1994 American suspense thriller starring Christopher Lambert, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Arquette, Josh Brolin, Christopher McDonald, John Pyper-Ferguson and Adrienne Shelly.
|Directed by||Deran Sarafian|
|Produced by||John Flock|
|Written by||Tedi Sarafian|
|Music by||Les Hooper|
|Cinematography||James L. Carter|
|Edited by||Peck Prior|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
Jack Lerolland (Christopher Lambert), his brother Glen (Christopher McDonald) and family and friends go for a short country trip. When young Rich Lerolland (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is nearly run down, his father takes off after the car that was involved. The driver, a psychopath named Cliff (Craig Sheffer) leads a gang of thugs. When Cliff kills Jack's brother in a car crash, this is the start of the chain of events which will terrorize the Lerolland family. With the female members of the group being molested and Jack thought to be killed, the other members of Cliff's gang go to their hideout.
Meanwhile, Jack is revived and is able to travel to a police station but is thrown into a cell and told to wait there, while the on-duty officer goes to check out the gang's hideout. The police officer arrives later at the hideout but is shot dead by a surprised Cliff. After this incident, Cliff becomes suspicious of some of his gang members and kills one of them. At the station, Jack and Hauser (John Pyper-Ferguson), Cliff's older brother break out and are free. Jack is tricked by Hauser into waiting at the station, while Hauser takes the police car. Jack subsequently takes another car and reaches the hideout to free his friends and family.
Cliff has already escaped the hideout with Hauser and Jack's daughter. Cliff says he can't remember killing their mother, and Hauser confesses being the murderer. Cliff murders Hauser for having Cliff take the blame for years. They continue to evade police capture, until they reach a major railway crossing. Jack who has been following Cliff, chases him onto the other side of the crossing and a fight ensues, with Jack gaining the upper hand and handcuffing Cliff to his car. Jack then moves the car onto one of the tracks and leaves it to be smashed by an approaching train, perishing Cliff.
- Christopher Lambert as Jack Lerolland
- Craig Sheffer as Cliff
- David Arquette as Bobby
- Josh Brolin as Tom
- John Pyper-Ferguson as Hauser
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Rich Lerolland
- Michael Greene as Sheriff Hodes
- Christopher McDonald as Glen Lerolland
- Michelle Forbes as Helen Lerolland
- Alexondra Lee as Ashley Lerolland
- Adrienne Shelly as Red
- George Salazar as Milo
- Paulo Tocha as Garcia
- Ernest Smith as Cortez
- Jack Rader as Wilcox
- Joe La Due as Majestic
- Pamela Gordon as Clerk
- Patrick Thompson as Local
- Richard C. Sarafian Jr. as Shaller
- Richard Sarafian as Trucker
- "Overview: 'Roadflower'." The New York Times. Retrieved: December 24, 2015.