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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.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Carrol Jo Hummer
Kay Lenz ... Jerri Kane Hummer
Slim Pickens ... Duane Haller
L.Q. Jones ... Buck Wessle
Sam Laws ... Pops Dinwiddie
Don Porter ... Cutler
R.G. Armstrong ... Prosecutor
Leigh French ... Lucy
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Carnell
Dick Miller ... Birdie Corman
Martin Kove ... Clem
Jamie Anderson ... Jamie Kane
David Garfield David Garfield ... Witness Miller (as John David Garfield)
Nate Long Nate Long ... Sunglasses
Ron Nix ... 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 »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Henkensä kaupalla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a telephone conversation, one character says, "Go get Joe Dante". Director Joe Dante is an old friend of the film's director, Jonathan Kaplan, and, like Kaplan, is one of the legion of directors given his start by producer Roger Corman. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Carrol Jo is charging toward the Glass House they used 2 different Ford W 9000 tractors. Throughout the movie Carrol Jo's truck had polished 10 hole aluminum wheels and in this scene, the truck had 5 hole steel wheels See more »

Quotes

Duane Haller: [answering the knock on his closed office door] This ain't the ladies room. Come on in.
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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Drifting and Dreaming of You
Written by David Nichtern (uncredited)
Sung by Valerie Carter
[Played during opening title and credits]
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One of the best trucker-oriented movies ever made
4 June 2000 | by mikeparkhurstSee all my reviews

This film catapulted Jan-Michael Vincent to stardom level for awhile, and contained a lot of good, exciting action scenes as well as politically correct assessment of some of the problems of independent truckers at the time. Of course, it contained some action and fighting scenes that are somewhat unbelievable, but in the context of the story, they work. Kay Lenz is the believable, not too lovely hero's wife who downplayed her attractiveness displayed in later films. There are lots of eye-pleasing shots of trucks and highway mayhem, and, of course, from a trucker and real-life perspective, lots of technically inaccurate scenes, but, all in all one of the very best trucking movies ever made -- and I've seen 'em all! Good cast, good flick. This $2 million film went on to be a big grosser.


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