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Thunder Run (1986)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  30 May 1986 (USA)
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Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff...

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Cast

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Charlie Morrison
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George Adams
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Chris
Jill Whitlow ...
Kim
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Paul (as Wally Ward)
Cheryl M. Lynn ...
Jilly
Marilyn O'Connor ...
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Graham Ludlow ...
Mike
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Carlos
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Wolf
Danny Daniels ...
Bard (as Danny D. Daniels)
Dennis Deal ...
General
James Ralston ...
Josh
Richard 'Robby' Robertson ...
Oscar
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Shawn
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Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff... Written by Volker Boehm

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No way out. No way through. No way left but to GO FOR IT! See more »

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30 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Destruam o Thunder Run  »

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$145,975 (USA)
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The film is dedicated to the memory of Clifford Wenger, Jr. who was the son of co-writers Clifford Wenger, Sr. and Carol Lynn. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Morrison: We are fresh out of Molotov cocktails, baby!
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Hard Times
Performed by David Morgan
Written and Produced by Jay Levy & Terry Shaddick
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Far-fetched truck driving movie, but Wow!
29 April 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

Probably hardly anyone has even heard of this movie, and that's all right, because the only people who would care about it are truckers and hot rodders. As far as the plot goes, let's just say there's a secret government operation here, subject to terrorists and internal corruption. Forrest Tucker was a man many people today are not familiar with, but he had a lot of roles and was a common name. And then we have John Shepherd, who is not a familiar name but is worth checking out. His character drag races a Chevy pickup, apparently one of the fastest in existence, and it seems the girls flock to him two at a time. There's also a scene with the "Cotton-eyed Joe." Anyway, Forrest and John are trucking plutonium in a high-tech customized semi with the Chevy on board, just in case they need it. The Kenworth conventional tractor has a 8V-92 Detroit, apparently the best powerplant for this mission. Now for the best part of this whole movie: Where White Line Fever gives you a truck tractor jumping through the air, Thunder Run gives you a whole semi!! Later they have to abandon the rig and use the Chevy to escape from a 12V-71 Detroit-equipped Kenworth cabover which gets wrecked. Anyway, they get like $250,000 for the run, and John asks Forrest what they're going to spend it on, and, like a real man, Forrest says "On anything we damn well please!"


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