Love, serial murder and a bit with a dog: What audience wouldn't go home happy? This modest thriller follows several late-night motorists on an almost-deserted Southwestern highway as they speed toward their various dates with destiny, which
converge outside the Texas town of Ozona. The connecting thread is KWOK DJ Dix (Taj Mahal), who -- to the dismay of his harried station manager (Meat Loaf) -- is waging a private little rebellion against the station's C&W format by taking calls from night owls and spinning a smoky mix of rhythm
and blues numbers. The travelers include a gentle trucker (Robert Forster, who took over the role when J.T. Walsh died three days befor...