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Top 10 Truck Movies

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Posted: 04/18/07 05:50 PM

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Top 10 Truck Movies

10. Convoy (1978)
At the peak of the CB radio craze, out came this surprisingly good film based on C.W. McCall's classic truck music hit, "Convoy." Maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise with a cast headed by Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw under the direction of the legendary Sam Peckinpah.

9. The Driver (1978)
Another gem from 1978, starring Ryan O'Neal as an unnamed crook who specializes in getaways. And his favorite vehicle is a hot-rodded Chevy shortbed truck. Some of the best pickup driving ever caught on film.

8. Take This Job And Shove It (1981)
Not much of a cast (Robert Hays made one good movie--"Airplane"), and not much of a story (again based on a song), but this is the film that introduced Bob Chandler's Bigfoot Ford F-250 to the world. And that led to monster trucks.

7. *** Drivers (1957)
British lorry drivers fight to expose the rackets of their corrupt industry. Very cool trucks--and a young pre-Bond Sean Connery lurks through many scenes.

6. They Drive By Night (1940)
The great George Raft and the even greater Humphrey Bogart under the fine hand of film-noir master Raoul Walsh in a tale of two truck-driving brothers caught up in murder. Great old trucks, and then there's Ann Sheridan around to throw in some sex appeal.

5. White Line Fever (1975)
The always-sullen Jan-Michael Vincent fights for justice for independent truckers from the cab of his Ford cab-over named "Blue Mule."

4. Smokey and TheBandit (1977)
The second biggest hit of 1977 behind "Star Wars." And "Star Wars" didn't feature a Kenworth.

3. Duel (1971)
Steven Spielberg's first full-length film stands up as one of his best with a cruddy Peterbilt menacing innocent driver Dennis Weaver. It's more fun if you root for the never-seen trucker instead of empathizing with Weaver.

2. White Heat (1949)
One of James Cagney's best films. And the only one where his gang of crooks uses a tanker truck as a Trojan horse to take over a refinery.

1. The Road Warrior (1981)
Still one of the greatest stunt fests in cinematic history, with the action centered around a few drops of gasoline aboard a right-hand-drive Mack.  

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Posted: 04/18/07 06:03 PM

What about the movie "Breakdown"?

that has a killer truck chase in that moview!

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eff and Amy Taylor are moving to California and must drive across the country. When they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with hardly anyone or anything around, their trip comes to a sudden halt. Amy had taken a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, Jeff becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave Amy the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her. Now Jeff must attempt to find his wife, who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. But who can he trust?  Written by David Landers {}

A man and his wife are driving cross-country from Mass. to San Diego when their new car mysteriously breaks down. A truck driver stops and assists them by taking his wife to the nearest diner to phone for help but in reality is kidnaping her causing her husband to track his wife and the kidnaper down himself. Written by Amit P. {}

After their new Jeep conks out on a desolate stretch of Arizona highway, a well-heeled Massachusetts couple accepts the help of a kindly, honest-seeming trucker, who drives the wife to a diner while the husband stays behind to "protect" the vehicle. After saying goodbye, the husband gets two surprises: the Jeep starts, and his wife never actually arrived at the diner, and the trucker doesn't recollect having picked her up at all... Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. {}


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Posted: 05/02/07 09:12 AM

My vote is for Breadown, too.  That is one scary movie.  What was that one with Emilo Estevez and Mick Jagger????  

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