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Truck Turner

4.5 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

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Academy AwardÂ(r) winner* Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto (Alien) star in this powerful, pull-out-the-stops crime thriller from director Jonathan Kaplan (Unlawful Entry). It's a gritty, action-packed tale of the streets, pulsating with ultra-smooth soul, high-octane energy and nonstop suspense. Truck Turner (Hayes) is a football star-turned-bounty hunter who's tracking a sadistic pimp on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Armed with his brute strength and ace cool partner (Alan Weeks), Truck closes in on his mark. But a tragic accident soon changes all the rules, and suddenly the hunter finds himself being hunted by the city's deadliest hired killers! Truck strikes back ina series of wild car chases, shootouts and bone-crunching fistfights, knowing that the battles can lead to only one place: an intense struggle to the death against Harvard Blue (Kotto), the brutal leader of L.A.'s organized crime syndicate. *1971: Original Song, Shaft

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  • Actors: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols
  • Directors: Jonathan Kaplan
  • Writers: Jerry Wilkes, Leigh Chapman, Michael Allin, Oscar Williams
  • Producers: Fred Weintraub, Marty Hornstein, Paul M. Heller
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2001
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000053VBG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,692 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Truck Turner" on IMDb

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Isaac Hayes plays an ex football star turned bounty hunter named Mac "Truck" Turner. After he and his partner kill a violent pimp named "Gator", all the pimps get together and a contract is put out on Truck by none other than Gator's woman (Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols). When all the little fish fail to kill Truck, the biggest pimp of them all, Harvard Blue (Homicide's Yaphet Kotto) makes an offer to have it done but for a big price. Does he succeed? What do you think?
Director Johnathan Kaplan's (Unlawful Entry) "Truck Turner" is a great part of the blaxploitation genre and of action films in general. Isaac Hayes makes a great action hero and I wish he had made more films like this. Isaac and his band also provide for one of the funkiest soundtracks ever, maybe more funky than the one he composed for "Shaft". The film is exciting from beginning to end and Truck finds time to romance his lady and to make some jokes in between. One of the funniest scenes is when Truck and his partner go to pick up a prisoner from a military base and they have to break through the check point. When the security guards start shooting at Truck's car, he hopes they shoot his left tire out because he needs a new one real bad. Guess what, not only do they shoot the left tire out but they have to put the new one on for him! The rest of the time you will be laughing when you hear all the words that Nichelle Nichols has learned since she was Lt. Uhura on Star Trek!
*Also recommended with Isaac Hayes: Escape From New York (1981) and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) and if you can find it, Three Tough Guys (1974) which also stars Fred "Black Caesar" Williamson
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When I bought this DVD, I was expecting a run-of-the-mill blaxploitation movie. It turned out to be much more! Isaac Hayes is smooth & tough as Truck Turner, a no-nonsense bounty hunter. I'm surprised that Hayes didn't a make many more movies like this. He's more interesting than some of the better-known blaxploitation stars. I'd rank this near the top of the heap (a notch or two below movies like SHAFT and ACROSS 110th STREET). This is a great choice if you're looking for a good shoot-em-up . . . with an attitude!
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Truck Turner caught me off guard, I thought I was in for just another Shaft/Super Fly type of movie but man was I mistaken! Good action, seasoned actors and a good plot along with Isaac's commanding performance makes this an awesome flick! I highly recommend the sound track also, can u dig it?
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This 1974 entry in the blacksploitation canon is a fun watch, even if it isn't "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

It took a little while to catch up to the jive talk without the aid of Barbara Billingsley. Even then, some of the dialogue, especially Isaac Hayes' deep baritone, is difficult to hear. The best part of Truck Turner is Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) as a foul-mouthed madam. I detest hyperbole but that is truly a LOL scene. (See IMDb link below.) The best sight gag is probably the funeral procession full of pimp cars. Also really enjoyed the "buddy cop" character played by Alan Weeks, although it took me forever to finally place him: the drug pusher cornered in the opening (Brooklyn) scene of The French Connection.

Good car chase, slammin' tunes (by Hayes, of course), epic costumes, and more political incorrectness than you can shake a bucket of fried chicken at!

Genre rating: 4 stars
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Truck Turner is perhaps the finest piece of Blaxploitation cinema ever. From such unforgettable lines as "You could have at least brought some flowers" "I brought some beer" to the appearence of Star Trek's Nichelle Nichol's as a pimpin' street queen ("Control YoSelf!") to the longest car chase-foot chase- and back into a car chase scene ever, I pick this as my favourite movie to come out of this genre.
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When there's crime about in 1970's Los Angeles, Black folks didn't call 911. They called Truck Turner ex football player turned lawman of the ghetto.

Issac Hayes is Truck Turner, a big black guy with a big black gun dispensing vigilante justice on the streets of 1970's LA. When he's not fighting crime, he's fighting to keep his larcenous girlfriend out of jail. On his mission to clean up the streets, he runs afoul of a slimy pimp named Gator. Tuner blows him away with his big black gun and that leads to a whole lotta trouble for our hero. Gator's Madam (played by Nichelle Nichols, known formerly as Lt. Uhura to Trekkers) puts a contract out on Turner. Turner kills the hitmen fairly easily with that big black gun, but wonders why someone is trying to kill him. When the underlings fail, Lt. Uhura puts up her stable of escorts up as collateral to a bunch of pimps for them to do the job for her. Most fear Truck and his big gun, but decide to go along with the deal (well a stable of extra hoes is worth the risk for a pimp) hoping to screw Lt Uhura. over and take her hoes from her. When he hears that there's a contract on him, Truck Takes action. He protects his girlfriend by having her arrested for shoplifting, then he goes after the pimps taking them out one by one until a thrilling climatic battle between himself and Harvard Blue (Yaphett Kotto) in a hospital. A shootout in a hospital! Well at least they'll be able to get medical attention quickly. The way the final gun battle ends is worth the price of the DVD alone. I have never seen someone take so long to die in a movie.

Truck has a final showdown with Lt. Uhura during an argument she uses language a Starfleet officer would never use. Worse yet, she tries to kill our hero. Truck takes her out with his big gun.
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