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Director:
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Oscar Williams (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
17 February 1975 (Denmark) See more »
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Black, bold and bloody mean!
Plot:
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Number 8 with a deadly Black Bullet which is Hayes's show See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Isaac Hayes ... Mac 'Truck' Turner

Yaphet Kotto ... Harvard Blue
Alan Weeks ... Jerry
Annazette Chase ... Annie

Nichelle Nichols ... Dorinda
Sam Laws ... Nate Dinwiddie
Paul Harris ... Richard Leroy 'Gator' Johnson

Charles Cyphers ... Drunk
John Kramer ... Desmond

Scatman Crothers ... Duke

Dick Miller ... Fogarty
Bob Harris ... Snow
Jac Emil ... Reno (as Jac Emeil)

Stan Shaw ... Fontana
Wendell Tucker ... Wendell
Sonny Barnes ... Toro (as Clarence Barnes)
Don Watters ... Val
Eddie Smith ... Druggist
Esther Sutherland ... Black Momma
Earl Maynard ... Panama
Henry Kingi ... Candy Man
Lawrence Gabriel Jr. ... Travis (as Larry Gabriel)
James Millhollin ... Judge Advocate (as Jim Millhollin)
Jon Jacobs ... Dave
Douglas Anderson ... Charlie
Don Megowan ... Garrity
Richard Selzer ... Wino (as Richard Blackwell)
Ruth Warshawsky ... Saleslady (as Ruth Warshawski)
Cheryl Sampson ... Taffy
Edna Richardson ... Frenchie
Dernadette Gladden ... Raquel
Tara Strohmeier ... Turnpike
Lisa Farringer ... Annette
Sharon Madigan ... Nurse

Mel Novak ... Doctor
Donnie Williams ... Highway Dept. Man
Randy Gray ... Kid In Hospital
Annik Borel ... Stalingrad
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Jail Guard (as Stymie Beard)
Rhavan Briggs ... Felice
Johnny Ray McGhee ... Hired Killer (as Johnnie Ray McGhee)
Clarence Lockett ... Preacher

John Evans ... Police Lieutenant
John Dennis ... Desmond's Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Earl Jolly Brown ... Overweight Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jonathan Kaplan ... Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Williams (screenplay) and
Michael Allin (screenplay)

Jerry Wilkes (story)

Leigh Chapman  uncredited

Produced by
Paul M. Heller .... producer (as Paul Heller)
Marty Hornstein .... associate producer
Fred Weintraub .... producer
 
Original Music by
Isaac Hayes 
 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
 
Casting by
John Kramer 
 
Costume Design by
Palmer Brown 
Ann McCarthy 
 
Makeup Department
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (as Marvin Westmore)
 
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Brand .... second assistant director (as Tony Brand)
Marty Hornstein .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell Goble .... property master (as Russ Goble)
William Sandell .... special construction
 
Sound Department
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects
C. Darin Knight .... sound (as Darin Knight)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Smith .... stunt coordinator
Nate Long .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Luske .... first assistant camera
Chuck Record .... key grip
Don Stott .... gaffer (as Don Stout)
Ron Vargas .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynette Bernay .... wardrobe (as Lynn Berney)
 
Editorial Department
Edward Knize .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Johnny Allen .... orchestrator
The Isaac Hayes Movement .... rhythm (as The Isaac Hayes Movement)
Charles 'Skip' Pitts .... musician
Lester Snell .... musical supervisor
Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited .... backup vocals (as Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited)
Dan Wallin .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation (as Buster Kohlhoff)
 
Other crew
Nate Long .... dialogue director
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Gaylene Sagona .... production secretary
Jeff Schechtman .... assistant to producers (as Jeffrey Schechtman)
Nicole Scott .... location manager
Oscar Williams .... special consultant
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video rating) | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Harvard Blue:Turner's like a bulldog with eyes up his ass!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Truck Turner (????)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Number 8 with a deadly Black Bullet which is Hayes's show, 20 February 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

As blackploitation movies go, this is one of the really better ones. Hayes has great screen presence and is in fine form here as a bounty hunter, who you don't want to push too many of his buttons. I love the start, where he finds his cat has p...ed on another of his shirts. His partner best/friend is a racey talking dude who Hayes coaxs into taking his new sports car on a speed run, and of course he's pulled over and ticketed, where Hayes smugly says after, "In future you should drive more carefully". A.k.a Black Bullet, this is good solid rate entertainment. Hayes who of course is Truck Turner, or Truck Mac Turner, if you wanna get more technical, has gone too far with his latest bounty, that has him accidentally killing him. The dead pimp's girlfriend, who runs her own stable of high class girls, is none too pleased, and puts a bounty on Truck's head, employing, mob guy acquaintance (Kotto) to take him down. As a madam, she's a sour, loose tongued ho, a real nasty so and so, describing some of her beauties, with references to finger lickin' Fried Chicken, and turnpikes. And if you want to leave her stable, girls, you better have one hell of a reason. In the wake of this tragedy. Kotto, even pays his respects by slagging into an open casket containing the poor SOB. How respectful is that. She wants so bad to kill Hayes, where earlier questioned in a salon, surrounded by her beauties, she plays funny buggers, Hayes finding this scene not so funny. I've never seen such hostility between cop and madam in this, than I have in other blackploitation movies which gave it a nasty edge about it, I liked. After one ho, knife's Hayes partner (Weeks) in the back Hayes, he knocks her out than says "Bitch" in a "Damn you" manner. Hayes too has a woman, he really loves, and will do anything to protect her, even if it means setting up for theft and putting her in prison. The last twenty minute revenge part of the film was great, Kotto staggering back to his car, outside a hospital, after killing Weeks, and being shot in the back by Hayes, showing such determination for the black guy. When he steps inside the car, his head hits the horn. Dead. Too, I loved the shootout bit between Hayes and the Madam, where I was rooting for Hayes, always the winner here. If blackploitation movies are your thing, and by high chance, you haven't seen this-my advice to you. Hunt it down. This one's a classic, and one with style, plus some of Hayes's scores, the magic singing voice of a black god, who could act too.

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