With his dingo as his only companion, truck driver Quid embarks on a 350-mile journey across Australia to deliver meat in Perth. To pass the time, Quid fantasizes about the life stories of other drivers. When he learns that a serial killer has struck along the same route, his attention is drawn to a green van that has appeared in his vicinity a worryingly high number of times. A curious hitchhiker picked up by Quid is also drawn into the game. But isn't it all just figments of the imagination? Surely, they're not actually pursuing a crazed killer?
Stacy Keach delivers one of his most beloved performances in this Australian thriller. His fellow passenger is played by Jamie Lee Curtis, who was a hot name after horror hits like Halloween and The Fog. Director Richard Franklin was praised for crafting a thriller that gracefully traveled in Hitchcock's footsteps, making him the natural choice to helm Psycho II two years later.