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Thunder Run (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 30 May 1986 (USA)
Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff...


Gary Hudson


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Tucker ... Charlie Morrison
John Ireland ... George Adams
John Shepherd ... Chris
Jill Whitlow ... Kim
Wallace Langham ... Paul (as Wally Ward)
Cheryl M. Lynn Cheryl M. Lynn ... Jilly
Marilyn O'Connor Marilyn O'Connor ... Maggie
Graham Ludlow Graham Ludlow ... Mike
Alan Rachins ... Carlos
Tom Dugan ... Wolf
Danny Daniels ... Bard (as Danny D. Daniels)
Dennis Deal Dennis Deal ... General
James Ralston James Ralston ... Josh
Richard 'Robby' Robertson Richard 'Robby' Robertson ... Oscar
Bowd Beal ... Shawn


Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff... Written by Volker Boehm

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No way out. No way through. No way left but to GO FOR IT! See more »


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Release Date:

30 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destruam o Thunder Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,975, 1 June 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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This was Forrest Tucker's final theatrical film. See more »


Charlie Morrison: We are fresh out of Molotov cocktails, baby!
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Cotton Eyed Joe
Performed by Isaac Payton Sweat and the Sweat Band
Produced by Don Jarnick
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A film that works
23 November 2002 | by gavintabinerukSee all my reviews

I would describe this film as being a 'Road' film, because that is basically what it is. It has all the usual moments but is not overridden with action at all, in fact it has a bit of a story behind it aswell, which is suprising. This film is very Mad Max like in the truck scenes. I enjoyed this film, but it is the kind of thing that you could only watch a few times before you went mad!!!!!!!!

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