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White Line Fever (1975)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 July 1975 (USA)
In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carrol Jo Hummer
... Jerri Kane Hummer
... Duane Haller
... Buck
... Pops
... Cutler
... Prosecutor
Leigh French ... Lucy
Johnny Ray McGhee ... Carnell
... Birdie
... Clem
... Jamie
David Garfield ... Witness Miller (as John David Garfield)
Nate Long ... Sunglasses
... Deputy
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Storyline

Returning from a stint in the Air Force, Carrol Jo Hummer borrows money to buy a truck, hoping to make enough money hauling produce to marry Jerri Kane and set up housekeeping. He discovers that the long-haul business is run by racketeers and decides to fight the corrupt forces that control the trucking business. Written by Anonymous

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Carrol Jo Hummer--A working man who's had enough! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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16 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Henkensä kaupalla  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,000,000, 31 December 1975
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Miller's character is named R. "Birdie" Corman, a tribute to producer Roger Corman, who was a mentor to director Jonathan Kaplan. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jeri and Carroll argue in the pickup, and Jeri gets out of the truck and walks down the sidewalk while Carroll pleads with her to get back inside, the shadow of the boom mic from the camera car in front of the pickup can be seen at the bottom left of the screen. See more »

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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Drifting and Dreaming of You
Written by David Nichtern (uncredited)
Sung by Valerie Carter
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Tough times faced by independent truckers.
21 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

My dad took me to see this movie in the theater in 1975. I was around 7 years old. I guess I remember it most because it was one of the first movies my dad took me to see. It is definitely a tough guys movie. The violence portrayed in the film stayed with me for years. Especially the scene where Slim Pickens is thrown in front of a speeding semi truck. I've seen the movie many times on television since 1975 and have grown to appreciate it more. Not being close to the trucking industry, I don't know how accurate a picture it paints for today, but I believe it hits pretty close for 1975.


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