Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.
Has Some Nostalgic Value
Having just taught his younger brother "Billy Dawes" (Michael Augenstein ) how to drive a tractor-trailer, a trucker by the name of "John David 'J. D.' Dawes" (Chuck Norris) watches as Billy drives off with his first load. However, on the way to his destination he is stopped by a local police officer and informed that he will have to take a detour through the town of Texas City, California. Naturally, Billy complies with the instructions given to him only to be pulled over further down the road and taken to a nearby courthouse where he is found guilty of bogus charges and his truck in confiscated. The next day, having received no communication from his brother, J.D. drives on the same route he imagines Billy must have taken and it's then that he encounters a level of corruption that he never thought was imaginable. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was one of the first films to take advantage of the CB craze that had swept America during the 70's with "Smokey and the Bandit" being the most popular at the time. To that extent, this particular picture pales in comparison to its well-known rival due in large part to the wooden acting of Chuck Norris, the poor script and the simplistic plot that is typical for a low-budget production of this sort. Admittedly, it has some nostalgic value but the weaknesses mentioned previously were simply too apparent and I have rated it accordingly. Slightly below average.
- Jun 24, 2020
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