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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 Steven H. Stern)

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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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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

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At the beginning of the movie when Joey is on the CB he says "breaker 1-9" when the CB is shown to be on channel 18. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rhythm Of Love
Performed by Betty & Bobby Bland (as Bobby Blue)
Written and Produced by Shandi Sinnamon (as Shandi)
© 1987 Picture Our Music (BMI)
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The Greatest Monster Truck Story Ever Told
6 September 1999 | by (Mpls, MN) – See all my reviews

I *loved* this film. It's a classic, universal story -- the story of a young man named Joey whose entire family is killed by Ned Beatty's mentally retarded offspring. Unable to cope with his feelings of loss and helplessness, Joey makes a decision we can all sympathize with. He builds a gigantic, flame-spouting tank with 7' tires and proceeds to take revenge on those who have wronged him, as well as their vehicles and buildings.

The vehicle itself is impressive -- it's not just a pickup truck on huge tires, it's a wholly scrap-built "Mad Max" battlewagon. It carries a gigantic retractable drill/metal cutter on its front bumper, apparently scavenged from some gratuitously suggestive metal-rendering machinery. There's a great scene involving the drill, a drainage pipe, and the protaganist's girlfriend that conjures echoes of Tetsuo, the Iron Man.

The thing that surprised me most was the acting. Let me make this clear -- the script is awful, a tissue-thin vehicle intended to carry the film from one scene of gasoline-fueled mayhem to the next. Yet, this cast of mostly unknown actors all rise far above the occasion, adding unexpected dimension to a movie that's really all about the sound of crunching metal and breaking glass. Ned Beatty, the sole recognizable name in the lineup, delivers a stellar performance as an aging greaser and single parent, trying to protect his quasi-legal business interests and his fetal-alcohol-syndrome afflicted bastard children as they are crushed one by one under the wheels of a vengeance-crazed truck driver. Even the weepy girlfriend and the one-day-before-retirement county sherrif are played as low-key, believable characters.

So, there you have it. Rolling Vengeance -- a timeless story of tragedy, family, and monster trucks. See it with someone you love, and a case of cheap beer.


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