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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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17 February 1975 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Black Bullet  »

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Originally developed as a film for actor Robert Mitchum. After Mitchum, James Coburn was attached to star as Truck Turner, but that fell through as well. Having already invested in the script, American International Pictures decided to turn it into an "urban picture" and cast a black actor. Dick Anthony Williams, best know for his work in The Mack (1973) and Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) was initially cast, but was quickly replaced by Isaac Hayes, who wanted to get into acting. It was also felt that Hayes had a bigger name draw than Williams. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dorinda: We call her Turnpike, cuz you gotta pay to get on and pay to get off!
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All Time Greatest Blaxploitation Film!
22 April 2006 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a 10 out of 10, amazing black action film from 1974. Pre-Scientology Isaac Hayes acts plain ig'nant as bad ass bounty hunter Mack "Truck" Turner. The movie is brimming with action, great music, and hilarious dialogue and situations. There are almost too many great things about the movie. Yaphet Kotto is one of the most underrated actors ever, and he's amazing as the evil pimp Velvet Blue! Lt. Uhura from Star Trek as a merciless female pimp! A white pimp with a diamond studded eyepatch! This is a movie that every adult in America should see, seriously. I could never find words to describe how absolutely amazing and entertaining this movie is. SEE IT, NOW!!!!!!! I'm surprised that this movie isn't more well known and celebrated in the world of blaxploitation.


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