The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
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Never Give a Trucker an Even Break 

While hitchhiking, Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Dr. David Banner
... Jack McGee (credit only)
... The Incredible Hulk
... Joanie
Frank Christi ... Ted (as Frank R. Christi)
... Mike (as Grand Bush)
Peggy Doyle ... Woman At Gas Station
... Storekeeper
Charles Alvin Bell ... Man At Gas Station


Having left Las Vegas, David Banner hitches a ride with a young woman named Joanie who uses him as a diversion to steal her truck back from a gang of thieves. Banner gets caught up in a highway duel between the giant rig and its pursuers, as he and Joanie alternate between driving the truck and the thieves' Plymouth. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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28 April 1978 (USA)  »

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One of the few episodes to end on an upbeat note for David. The end credits also play over a still of the uplifting scene instead of the usual shot of David either walking away into uncertainty or hitchhiking. See more »


When David dials the phone he says the number is scratched out and we see it all covered in black. But when he dials again the black is gone and we can see most of the number; (213) 783-xxxx. See more »


Operator: Please deposit 25 cents for the first 3 minutes.
Dr. David Bruce Banner: [shouting, as he begins to transform into the Hulk] I don't have 25 cents!
Operator: Then I can't make the call sir.
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References Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) See more »

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you can spot the clips used from the flick Duel
2 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I did like this episode even as it was a simple rip-off of the notorious cult flick Duel (1971). After leaving Las Vegas David is picked up by a woman Joanie who asks him a favour to give a letter to a man. Seeing no danger in it he does deliver the letter but once opened it is written that the man is going to be killed. The reason is simple, he stoled a truck from Joanie. Once she's in the truck she wants to overrun the thieves but things don't go as planned. And from their on we got a duel between the truck and the car full of thieves.

It do alternate between the drivers of the truck and the car but it do works out fine and is again an episode full of suspense. The hulk do appear a few times and is doing what he must do. It's funny that it reminded me of Duel because they even used stock footage from that flick. But still, a must see for hulk fans.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2,5/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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