Unexpectedly intelligent action
starring Kurt Russell
Driving with his wife across the desert to a new job, Kurt's sports utility vehicle breaks down. A truck driver stops and agrees to take his wife to the nearest telephone, at a roadhouse. Eventually he goes to the roadhouse himself, where everyone denies all knowledge of his wife.
When he sees the truck driver again, the driver swears, in the presence of a policeman never to have seen either of them before.
So where is his wife?
I think this film succeeds because Kurt Russell never seemed to be a great action hero -- in this he needs to be an everyman, and succeeds.