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Rolling Vengeance (1987)

A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.

Director:

Steven Hilliard Stern (as Steven H. Stern)

Writer:

Michael Thomas Montgomery (as Michael Montgomery)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Michael Paul ... Joey Rosso
Lawrence Dane ... Big Joe Rosso
Ned Beatty ... Tiny Doyle
Lisa Howard ... Misty
Todd Duckworth Todd Duckworth ... Vic Doyle
Michael J. Reynolds ... Lt. Sly Sullivan
Michael Kirby ... Mahoney
Michael Dyson ... Moon Man
Hugo Dann Hugo Dann ... Hairlip
Lawrence King-Phillips ... Finger (as Lawrence King Phillips)
A.C. Peterson ... Four Eyes (as Alar Aedma)
Barclay Hope ... Steve Tyler
Susan Hogan ... Kathy Rosso
Alyson Court ... Allison Rosso
Marsha Moreau Marsha Moreau ... Kristin Rosso
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A man is out to kill a bunch of rivalries who killed his innocent mother and the mother of their kids in a car that was destroyed and got pushed down to the bushes, now he wants revenge building up a massive monster truck also known as the "ROLLING VENGEANCE"

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Always use the right tool for the job.

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Trivia

There were two monster trucks built for the movie by Mike Welch. After filming, Mr. Welch kept the only surviving truck, and replaced the cab with a Peterbilt, and named the truck "Super Pete". It was used in monster truck shows into the 1990s, and after years of abuse, it was finally scrapped. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Joey is on the CB he says "breaker 1-9" when the CB is shown to be on channel 18. See more »

Quotes

Tiny Doyle: [to his sons] We always handle feuds within the family, right?
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Alternate Versions

The UK (medusa home video) VHS was cut by 21 seconds There where two versions on the market. One was uncut but the other was cut. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Thinkin'
Performed by Sherwood Ball
Written and Produced by Phil Marshall
© 1987 Picture Our Music (BMI)
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Rolling Thunderstorm
10 July 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

Distraught after the hooligans who killed his mother and sisters avoid conviction thanks to a heartless judge, a young rig driver designs a monster truck to enact revenge in this action film from Canada. The film gets off to a slow start with nearly half the duration elapsing before the trucker designs the machine, but the tension never ceases once it goes into action. The vehicle is a remarkable feat of imagination with flame throwers and a giant drill, plus the wheels of a tractor, and it is startling to watch it crush other cars (like a tank), break through walls and run people over. If all this sounds over-the-top, it is because it is, but no matter, such exaggerations fit in well with the film thematically, which is about a young man reacting in the most extreme way he knows to an adverse situation. Quality supporting turns (from Ned Beatty as the hooligans' father and Lawrence Dane as the protagonist's father) help matters too, and the film has a few acute things to say about the risks of working for scumbags - something that his father tells him is necessary, but something that also leads to the demise of half his family. The film may have worked better with the hooligans being fleshed out in further depth (they are pretty much interchangeable) but no doubt half of the film's audience will come from those in it for the truck, which is indeed great even if it only appears somewhat late.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rolling Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Apollo Pictures See more »
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Mono

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