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Wheels of Terror

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Wheels of Terror

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
Joanna Cassidy
USA Network

We gave it a D

Let us use the occasion of the execrable Wheels of Terror to praise its star, Joanna Cassidy. Bold and sexy in the underrated sitcom Buffalo Bill (1983-84), plucky and wasted in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cassidy has never received the recognition she deserves.

In Wheels, Cassidy plays a school-bus driver (!) menaced by an ominous black Dodge sedan. Periodically the driverless car pulls up alongside an innocent young child; the passenger door opens, and the kid disappears inside. Child screeches, car wheels screech, and terror strikes the small Arizona town in which this foolishness occurs. You, however, will probably be too bored to be frightened.