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Truck Stop Women (1974)

A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

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Mark L. Lester

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Paul Deason (original story), Mark L. Lester (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Jennings ... Rose
Lieux Dressler ... Anna
John Martino ... Smith
Paul Carr ... Seago
Dennis Fimple ... Curly
Gene Drew ... Mac
Jennifer Burton Jennifer Burton ... Tina
Dolores Dorn ... Trish
Len Lesser ... Winter
Speed Stearns Speed Stearns ... Rusty (as Speed Sterns)
Eric Nord Eric Nord ... Sheriff
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Mr. Big
Jo Ann Adkisson Jo Ann Adkisson ... Madeline
Gerald Sanders Gerald Sanders ... Seago's Man
Herb Graham Herb Graham ... Moiry
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A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

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No Rig Was Too Big For Them To Handle! See more »

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Action | Drama | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Truck Stop Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Polyester (1981) See more »

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Another Claudia Jennings 70s drive-in classic.
15 March 2009 | by sonya90028See all my reviews

This movie is as authentic as it gets, as far as 70s B movies go. It's got plenty of gratuitous nudity, violence, tacky locales, slimy bad guys, and ubiquitous vulgarity. In other words, everything that makes these sorts of movies such a guilty pleasure.

The setting for this film, takes place in a dusty, out-of-the way town in New Mexico. A woman named Anna, runs a truck stop/diner/motel there. It's just a front though, for Anna's smuggling operation. With the help of her bodacious daughter Rose (played by Claudia Jennings), Anna and her henchmen waylay truckers on the road, steal their trucks, and then repaint them.

Anna does okay, running her smuggling ring for a while. But then some east coast mafia types, decide that they want to take over Anna's territory. The head mobster takes an interest in Rose, and tries to seduce her away from working with Anna. Rose is tempted by the city-slicker mobster, and his offer of a lucrative partnership with her.

Rose tries to undermine Anna and rebels against her, as Rose gets in deeper and deeper with her mobster beau. It's up to Anna and her partners, to try and turn Rose back to Anna's side, while fighting to keep the mobsters from taking over her smuggling ring.

Claudia is in a supporting role as Anna's daughter Rose. It's not her best movie. But Claudia sure has the physique and the fiery charisma, to portray the sexy, renegade Rose. Only Lieux Dressler as Anna, gives as compelling a performance as Claudia does. The rest of the cast is basically forgettable.

Truck Stop Women is tacky, campy, 70s B movie fun. It's a real loose-cannon, of a 70s low-budget film. Fans of Claudia Jennings, won't be disappointed.


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