B-Sides: Rolling Vengeance Coming Up on You

If you’re going to make a movie about a vigilante seeking Rolling Vengeance against the rednecks that murdered his family and raped his girlfriend by running them over with a custom-built monster truck, you’d better have a hard drinkin’ theme song like “Coming Up on You” to serenade the slaughter.

Rolling Vengeance is like Death Wish except instead of taking out punks with a snub-nosed revolver, the instrument of vengeance is a flame-shooting, drill-mounted, 8-ton monster truck that looks more like something that would have been more at home in a Mad Max movie than your typical monster truck rally.

An odd movie from 1987 in that the crimes committed by the villainous clan of rednecks led by Ned Beatty are rather heinous and treated fairly seriously even as they’re portrayed as dimwitted comedy figures straight out of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Beatty’s performance could be positively Boss Hogg-ian.
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