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Truck Stop Women (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Crime  |  20 July 1976 (Norway)
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A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Jennings ...
Rose
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Anna
John Martino ...
Smith
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Seago
...
Curly
Gene Drew ...
Mac
Jennifer Burton ...
Tina
Dolores Dorn ...
Trish
...
Winter
Speed Stearns ...
Rusty (as Speed Sterns)
Eric Nord ...
Sheriff
Nicky Blair ...
Mr. Big
Jo Ann Adkisson ...
Madeline
Gerald Sanders ...
Seago's Man
Herb Graham ...
Moiry
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A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

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Words and Music by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen and Jimmie Haskell
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One of Claudia Jenning's finest drive-in flicks
2 February 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty decent 70's drive-in flick featuring the undisputed queen of 70's drive-in cinema, Claudia Jennings. Claudia and her hard-as-nails mother run a truck-stop brothel in New Mexico which they use as a base to get information on valuable loads that they can later hijack by pretending to be stranded female motorists (the sight of Jennings in short-shorts or hot pants is obviously enough to make any male driver slam on his brakes), hitting the poor guys over the head, and stealing their trucks. Jennings grows tired of her domineering mother, however, and teams up with a slick East Coast Mafioso who is trying to take over the operation. This leads to a violent show-down between the rural hicks and the "citified" urban mobsters.

This movie contains a lot of violence, exciting car chases (actually semi-truck chases) and general rural mayhem. There is plenty of topless-ness (if an unfortunate dearth of bottomless-ness) by Claudia and her female cohorts. For some reason the main mobster played by John Martino is named "Smith" (perhaps because this was the era of the so-called "Italian-American Anti-Defamation League",ironically created by infamous mob boss Joe Colombo), but he is nevertheless still the complete Italian Mafia stereotype("Fuggedbaboutit"!). Busty bimbo Uschi Degert has her best role ever--she isn't fully dressed for one minute of it but doesn't utter a word of dialogue (lest viewers wonder what a thickly-accented Swedish immigrant is doing in rural New Mexico). Director Mark Lester does a good Cormanesque job of combining feisty feminism with gratuitous sexism (and frankly it's a lot more believable to see a woman like Jennings use her feminine wiles so she can conk a guy over the head with a crowbar than it is to see Peta Wilson or some other 100 lb. fashion model beating up musclebound guys three times their size with martial arts like in today's version of these faux feminist movies).

I would recommend ANY movie with Claudia Jennings, but this is one of her best


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