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Truck Turner (1974)

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Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry ... See full summary »

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Alan Weeks ...
Annazette Chase ...
Annie
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Sam Laws ...
Nate Dinwiddie
Paul Harris ...
Richard Leroy 'Gator' Johnson
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Drunk
John Kramer ...
Desmond
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Duke
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Bob Harris ...
Snow
Jac Emil ...
Reno (as Jac Emeil)
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Fontana
Wendell Tucker ...
Wendell
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Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Black, bold and bloody mean!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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The orange convertible seen during the pimpmobile procession is a Dodge Super Charger concept car (using a 1968 Charger as the base vehicle - it is seen with a nose cone similar to the 1970 Charger Daytona. See more »

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When the camera is attached to Yaphet Kotto as he staggers around near the end of the movie the harness/rods attached to his shoulders are visible just at the base of the screen. See more »

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Dorinda: Whatchu see ain't all you get baby. This ain't Sears Roebuck nigga.
Dorinda: Your ass belongs to me I tell you what you can and can't do with it. Do you understand what I'm saying to you?
[to someone talking]
Dorinda: Shut up! Now all you whores sit down I wanna talk to you. Anybody thinking about leaving here is gonna find my left foot square up their ass do you understand me?
[to someone else talking]
Dorinda: Shut up ya chunky whore. I'm talking to you. Those two bitches that left they better learn to sell pussy in ...
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A foul-mouthed, mean blaxploitation classic that pulls all the punches
18 August 2008 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Isaac Hayes is bail bondsman Truck Turner; he's a man's man, no he's a man's man's man. Charming with the ladies and mean with the baddies, "he's like a bulldog with eyes up his ass". For someone more famous for his funky and cool music, which also won him the Oscar for the score of Shaft, Hayes displays an abundance of natural charisma and screen presence that it's really a shame he didn't have more lead roles in his day. He was also considered for the role of Shaft but it ended up in Richard Roundtree's hands.

Truck Turner the movie is every bit the blaxploitation classic one should expect. Filled with hot rods, jive ass broads, pimps and crooks, superb dialogues in that outdated but always funny 70's genre lingo and enough slow motion gunfights to equal Sam Peckinpah, Truck Turner is a thrill a minute and one of the best the genre has to offer. It starts off as a buddy movie as Turner and his bail bondsman friend are trying to track down a pimp called Gator and before long it turns 180 degrees into a revenge movie to rival Coffy. There's a long chase sequence in the first act that ranks among the best of the decade: it has everything from cars chasing and crushing their way through anything to gunfights en route and ends with a good old bar fight. That's just one of the good parts of the movie, as it manages to work on all levels: the action is nice in that good old fashioned way, the dialogues are not just filler, the drama works when it has to and the comedic timing is spot on.

Eighteen days from the posting of this review Isaac Hayes passed away and heaven became a little funkier. We'll always have stuff like Truck Turner to remember and cherish him for. RIP man.


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