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The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)

The Last of the Cowboys (original title)
This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

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Elegant John Howard
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Penelope Pearson
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Guido
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Beebo Crozier
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Harley Davidson
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Bobby Apples
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Ginny
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Lula
Leigh French ...
Glinda
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Alice (as Mayra Small)
Daina House ...
Celeste (as Dana House)
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Charlie La Pere
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Mary Agnes
Johnnie Collins III ...
Jimmy
Bibi Osterwald ...
Annie McCarigle
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This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.

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The funniest truckin' you've ever seen! See more »

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13 February 1979 (Norway)  »

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Elegant John and the Ladies  »

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The truck in this movie is a 1976 W900 Kenworth with a Detroit Diesel engine. See more »

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Referenced in Basket Case (1982) See more »

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Still the One
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Written by John Hall and Johanna Hall
Performed by Orleans
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Fun. Packed with lots of stars who became more famous later.
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was the Production Accountant on this movie, and I also got to do some voice-over work on it, so I'm not entirely unbiased, but if it were awful, I would say so. I thought it was a fun film, not a critically acclaimed masterpiece, by any means, but there were plenty of laughs along the way. The Bible states that laughter does good like a medicine, so watching this movie could be good for your health.

So many of the actors in this picture hadn't yet reached their peak at the time we made this film. Susan Sarandon, of course, is one who has since gone on to much greater fame. Melanie Mayron was seen on TV on a weekly basis as a photographer in the "Thirty-Something" TV drama series. Robert Englund later became known as Freddie Krueger, still haunting people's dreams. One of my personal favorite actors on this show was Dub Taylor, who played the sheriff. He was an excellent comedic actor, and a truly nice, sincere person. We all had fun working on this show, and I think that fun comes through.


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