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Breaker! Breaker! (1977)

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Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

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Terry O'Connor ...
Arlene Trimmings
Don Gentry ...
Sergeant Strode
John Di Fusco ...
Arney (as John DiFusco)
Ron Cedillos ...
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Billy Dawes
Dan Vandegrift ...
Wilfred
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Wade
Larry Feder ...
George
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Tony Trimmings
Miranda Garrison ...
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Amelia Laurenson ...
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Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

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A promo for the movie had to be shot prior to the main feature so that producers could be persuaded to finance the production. See more »

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The same Plymouth Valiant and Lincoln are smashed twice in the compressor machine in the junkyard. See more »

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Hillbilly: I'm gonna stick ya!
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YOU WOKE UP THIS MORNING
Music and Lyrics by Don Hulette
Vocals by Denny Brooks
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C.B. Radio porn for the Smokey And The Bandit / Convoy / Cannonball crowd
26 February 2009 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is like 84 minutes of straight up C.B. Radio porn for the Smokey And The Bandit / Convoy / Cannonball crowd, as it typifies the country-music-infused blue-collar-trucker sub-genre of movies that peaked in the late 1970's. But this film is more notable to me because it is Chuck Norris' debut in a starring role. The 2000 bare-bones MGM DVD is Widescreen 1.85:1 with Mono sound.

In it Chuck Norris plays J. D. Dawes, yet another one of your average 'martial arts truck drivers' who's little brother Billy is essentially held hostage by an entire town while making his first solo run as a big-rig driver himself. In this back water town, the police to the judge are corrupt, and is run on the money it extorts by unscrupulously diverting honest truckers from the main hi-way to their fly-trap town, where they impose a bunch of tariffs and taxes on the truckers cargo...or risk having their haul impounded, basically stolen. In the case of the naive driver Billy Dawes, this is exactly what happens; his valuable cargo of, yes...TV dinners...is impounded and he is thrown into the local jail for disrespectin' the judge.

Well typical of all other Chuck Norris films for the next 30 years, what happens then is obvious; J. D. Dawes goes on a one man ass-kicking mission to rescue the innocent, even if it means taking on the whole town! This film is nowhere near as entertaining or fast paced as Norris' 1980's Cannon fare, rather the action here is sparse and the acting plain bad. The director and producer Don Hulette, also wrote the music, what a renaissance man.


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