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Trucker's Woman (1975)

Truckin' Man (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | May 1975 (USA)
A young man takes up truck-driving to investigate his trucker father's suspicious death.




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Cast overview:
Michael Hawkins ...
Mike Kelly
Mary Cannon ...
Karen Fontaine
Ben Turner
Sid Rancer ...
Phillip Rubenstein ...
Lt. MacDonald
Jack Canon ...
Jake Fontaine (as Jack Cannon)
Diesel Joe
Don Cummins ...
Police Detective
Larry Lambeth ...
Syndicate Man #1
Lynne Bradley ...
Peggy Linville ...
Lounge Singer
Frank Cottone ...
Frankie's Henchman
Jim Broadway
Barry Dudley


After his father is killed in a suspicious accident while driving his semi, Mike Kelly buys a truck and takes to the road. Along the way he encounters a fiesty young woman and an assortment of dubious characters, all of whom seem to provide some clue to his father's demise. Written by palisa66

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He's a gear-jammin', hell-fightin, tender lovin'... TRUCKIN' MAN! See more »


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This film, shot in 3 weeks (of November 1974) in Florence, South Carolina, was originally titled "Truckin' Man" and was shown under that title during the first 6 months of its theatrical release. The distributor thought a change to "Trucker's Woman" would increase the box office. See more »


Referenced in Redneck Rampage (1997) See more »

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Brilliant horridness!
22 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Starting with its title, which contains a typo ("Truckers Woman," with no apostrophe) this little gem is the ne plus ultra of truly bad film-making. The cast consists of an oddball group of truly bad "actors". Michael Hawkins (who is actually Christian Slater's father)gives a hilariously off-kilter performance as the ersatz butch "Mike Kelly". His leading lady (Mary Cannon) is probably the most unattractive actress ever to be featured in a "starring" role, and couldn't act to save her life. She wears a helmet-like, streak-frosted fright wig throughout, even in her unfortunate nude scenes (she repeatedly exposes only one breast, mysteriously). Doodles Weaver (Sigourney's uncle) play's Mike Kelly's sidekick, Ben, and is obviously smashed throughout. Also, in a bone-chillingly over-the-top performance as "Diesel Joe," Larry Drake (who later won multiple Emmys for his role on TV's "L.A. Law") is hilarious. The writing, the dismal sets and appalling 70's polyester fashions all combine to make this one heck of a great bad film. I'm surprised more folks haven't caught onto this one yet. It's on DVD now on the Turner Classic Movies site...I suggest you RUN to get a copy!

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