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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
Sam Laws ... Pops
Don Porter ... Cutler
R.G. Armstrong ... Prosecutor
Leigh French ... Lucy
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Carnell
Dick Miller ... Birdie
Martin Kove ... Clem
Jamie Anderson ... Jamie
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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The organization says: Everybody drives for them. Carrol Jo says: I drive for myself. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

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, 31 December 1975
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The primary truck used through most of the film is a 1974 Ford WT-9000. A total of six trucks were used for this film. The studio bought three and Ford supplied three. See more »

Goofs

Where Carrol Jo and Pops are being chased by the dark green truck, at one point they hit that truck as it's backing up. Afterwords when Pops walks around their truck, there is absolutely no damage to the front of Carrol Jo's rig. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Going Where Those Chilly Winds Don't Blow
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Blue Mule
17 September 2006 | by kaosdesignSee all my reviews

Saw this movie when I was about 7 yrs old and thought it was one of the better truck movies of the 70's. Movies back then were all about stunts, and cool cars and trucks getting trashed big time. Everything else like story lines and character development just got in the way. This film had the best truck crash stunt ever, no special effects then, if you wanted to jump a truck 200 ft through a giant glass structure, you had to use a real truck and a real glass structure. There was a killer chase scene where the Blue Mule and an old Ford Louisville battle it out. The Mule T-bones the louie a beauty at full noise. The producers did a top job on getting the right looking truck for the movie, the Blue Mule was a sharp lookin rig, for a while there.


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