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Rolling Vengeance (1987)

A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.

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(as Michael Montgomery)
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Joey Rosso
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Big Joe Rosso
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Tiny Doyle
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Misty
Todd Duckworth ...
Vic Doyle
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Lt. Sly Sullivan
Michael Kirby ...
Mahoney
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Moon Man
Hugo Dann ...
Hairlip
Lawrence King-Phillips ...
Finger (as Lawrence King Phillips)
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Four Eyes (as Alar Aedma)
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Steve Tyler
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Kathy Rosso
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Allison Rosso
Marsha Moreau ...
Kristin Rosso
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A man is out to kill a bunch of rivalries who killed his innocent mother and the mother of their kids in a car that was destroyed and got pushed down to the bushes, now he wants revenge building up a massive monster truck also known as the "ROLLING VENGEANCE"

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Always use the right tool for the job.

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There were two monster trucks built for the movie by Mike Welch. After filming Mr. Welch kept the only surviving truck and replaced the cab with a Peterbilt, and named the truck "Super Pete", it was used in monster truck shows into the 90's and after years of abuse it was finally scrapped. See more »

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The character "Sly" is credited as being a lieutenant. When he is talking to Mahoney at the station, he opens a door that says "Lt. S. Sullivan" and goes in and sits at the desk, indicating this is his office. His uniform jacket and shirt have three stripes on the right sleeve, indicating his rank is that of sergeant. See more »

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Dream Lover
Performed by Winston
Written and Produced by Timmy Cappello
© 1987 Picture That Music (ASCAP)
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Super 80's Cheese will Rock your BRAIN!
1 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TV movies were never a big deal to me. I always assumed since it's on TV it can't be that badass. There are no boobies and no gore so why bother, right? Well Rolling Vengeance has taught me a thing or two about TV movies. Apparently they can be brutal! Joey and Big Joe Rosso are an all American father son trucking team who happen to be unfortunate enough to deliver booze to the local strip club. The club is run by Tiny Doyle and his four sons who harass the public and cause a general disturbance to everyone in a half mile radius. One day while drunk driving they decided to play chicken with Big Joe Rosso's wife and two daughters. When chicken goes wrong the wife and kids are killed and the rednecks get off scot-free. Enraged, Little Joey decides to get his revenge one way or another.

The sheer brutality of the mother and two daughters dying in the first half of the film is only the beginning. As we move on we see the father put in a coma and the girlfriend raped. For a made for TV movie this sure has some balls! The only thing that really holds back the film is how ridiculously mean Tiny Doyle and the Doyle brothers are. In the court case, after getting off free of killing a mans wife and two children, they stand outside the courthouse to make fun of him! Then they drop cinderblocks on his truck! Maybe I'm not from the country and don't realize what people are like out there but is anyone that mean? Ned Beatty doesn't really pull off the badass father figure either. The first time we see him he's wearing a 50's leather jacket and he looks like that old guy at the club no one talks to.

As far as revenge films go Rolling Vengeance goes on the top of my list. The first half of the film would put it their alone. When you find out Little Joey Rosso has been building the biggest, meanest monster truck this side of Kentucky this movie will move right up to your favorites. Watching Joey roll over half the town in his 80's montage themed monster invention is to 80's what chicken is to waffles! You gotta love it.


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