This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else in his life. His father, Roberts Blossom is a sour old man who is nice on the radio. Charles Napier is a trucker hospitalized after an accident, with hilarious consequences. Written by
Everybody is somebody else
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Set in Union, Nebraska, the Chevron station is branded Standard in the film. Chevron did not use the Standard brand outside of the west and parts of the southeast. Amoco, not Chevron, had the rights to the Standard name in Nebraska. See more
You see how I live? In a junkyard. I know that. Worked all my life. Trucker. Now they call me Papa Thermodyne, but I live in a junkyard. This country promises everything. Sure. You never see... you ever see any of it, huh? I should've stayed in Canada. Big deal. The missus wanted them raised Americans. Could have had a cattle ranch there. If it wasn't for him, I could've had cattle. I could have been someone. See what I got? A lot of rusty doo-doos. You look smart. If you're smart you'll go to ...