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White Line Fever (1975)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 July 1975 (USA)
In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrol Jo Hummer
Duane Haller
Sam Laws ...
Leigh French ...
Johnny Ray McGhee ...
David Garfield ...
Witness Miller (as John David Garfield)
Nate Long ...


Returning from a stint in the Air Force, Carrol Jo Hummer borrows money to buy a truck, hoping to make enough money hauling produce to marry Jerri Kane and set up housekeeping. He discovers that the long-haul business is run by racketeers and decides to fight the corrupt forces that control the trucking business. Written by Anonymous

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Carrol Jo Hummer--A working man who's had enough!


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Release Date:

16 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brølende kæmper  »

Box Office


CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dick Miller's character is named R. "Birdie" Corman, a tribute to producer Roger Corman, who was a mentor to director Jonathan Kaplan. See more »


In the scene where Jeri and Carroll argue in the pickup, and Jeri gets out of the truck and walks down the sidewalk while Carroll pleads with her to get back inside, the shadow of the boom mic from the camera car in front of the pickup can be seen at the bottom left of the screen. See more »


Featured in Ken Friedman Remembering 'White Line Fever' (2015) See more »


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Best trucking movie ever ?
11 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago at the cinema. On the big screen it was fantastic and since then I have been waiting for it to be released on either video or DVD. Its a very simple story about a lone trucker. He's an honest man looking to make an honest living but ends up fighting the corrupt system, a true classic of the seventies. The acting is acceptable, the director resisted the temptation to over play the main characters role. The film rolls along at a fairly good pace and is for the most part quite believable, the finale has the hero driving his truck through a large sign in a highly symbolic gesture. If this film was to be remade today I am sure the acting would be much better, the action scenes much more explosive and I am sure it would have the standard sex scenes. However White Line Fever is a classic of its time and in my opinion a remake would never match the originals simple plot and drama without adding too many unnecessary distractions. There have been very few good trucking movies ever made, so hopefully this one will be re-released.

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