An Australian truck driver writes romance novels. His engaged, tomboyish, crop duster best friend's name, Ruby Vale, is unasked used as author. Complications arise when his novel takes off. Will they remain friends or...?
Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name - and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher, Ziggy, arrives in dusty outback Lucktown to sign 'Ruby Vale' to a major book deal. Ruby agrees to help Jack though it's for her own gain as well - the publisher will pay for her coming wedding (with Hamish, Jack's buddy). Accompanied by Jack, Ruby goes to Sydney to meet the media, appear on TV and cocktail parties, etc. Gradually, Jack realizes that he has fallen in love with Ruby, while Ruby is also touched by Jack's novel. However, Hamish arrives in Sydney a few days later and asks both of them to stop all these foolish things...Written by
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Writer-director Antony J. Bowman got the idea for the film when he read about a Texan truck driver who also wrote romantic novels. See more »
When Jack parks his rig at Ruby's diner, he does so nose-in against a section of fence marked "Jack's Spot". A semi driver would normally choose to park where he wouldn't have to back up at all, and the diner's parking lot has ample space to do that. If he did have to park in such a spot, he would normally choose to back in rather than have to back out later. See more »
I was thinking, I could work for the Flying Doctors Service.
No, they saw you doing barrel rolls, Anzac day.
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