The Incredible Hulk: Season 1, Episode 9

Never Give a Trucker an Even Break (28 Apr. 1978)

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While hitchhiking, Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Colvin ...
Jack McGee (credit only)
Jennifer Darling ...
Frank Christi ...
Ted (as Frank R. Christi)
Mike (as Grand Bush)
Peggy Doyle ...
Woman At Gas Station
Don Starr ...
Charles Alvin Bell ...
Man At Gas Station


Having left Las Vegas, David Banner hitches a ride with a young woman named Joanie who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from a gang of thieves. Banner gets caught up in a high way duel between the giant rig and it's pursuers, as he and Joanie alternate between driving the truck and the thieves' Plymouth. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Steven Spielberg was displeased to learn that Universal used footage from his movie _Duel (1971) (TV)_ in this episode. Unable to sue on the matter (due to the studio's ownership of both the film and Hulk series), he insisted that all his future contracts list a clause designed to protect his movies from being used as stock footage. See more »


Mike: [the Hulk is about to tear down a telephone pole to stop a truck coming at him] He's gonna try to hide behind that pole over there!
Ted: What the he-?
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References Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) See more »

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you can spot the clips used from the flick Duel
2 May 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I did like this episode even as it was a simple rip-off of the notorious cult flick Duel (1971). After leaving Las Vegas David is picked up by a woman Joanie who asks him a favour to give a letter to a man. Seeing no danger in it he does deliver the letter but once opened it is written that the man is going to be killed. The reason is simple, he stoled a truck from Joanie. Once she's in the truck she wants to overrun the thieves but things don't go as planned. And from their on we got a duel between the truck and the car full of thieves.

It do alternate between the drivers of the truck and the car but it do works out fine and is again an episode full of suspense. The hulk do appear a few times and is doing what he must do. It's funny that it reminded me of Duel because they even used stock footage from that flick. But still, a must see for hulk fans.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2,5/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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