Ice Road Truckers Deadliest Roads: Season 2 [DVD]
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The road to success can be deadly. In the second season of IRT DEADLIEST ROADS, Lisa, Hugh and Rick, three of the toughest North American truckers, are driven to extremes in one of the world's most unforgiving environments: the Andes. As they cross borders to navigate the highways of South America, this fearless trio encounters some of the deadliest roads in history. Everything they’ve learned in more than 40 years of combined experience is tested in nerve-rattling conditions they’ve never experienced before. Whether it's driving along 1,000-foot cliffs or dodging avalanches, skill and ingenuity go full-throttle.
DISC 1: The Death Road / Rise of the Rookies / Lisa Vs. The Devil’s Bridge / The Replacement Trucker
DISC 2: Death Race / The Flattest Place On Earth / Oxygen Required
DISC 3: Desert Disaster / The Hangover / Dead Man’s Canyon
DISC 4: King of the Road / Landslide! / Bull Run / Bonus
- Additional Footage
The Ice Road Truckers series generates its addictively dramatic mileage with a two-pronged approach, where the dangers of the environment are both echoed and amplified by the volatile personalities of the drivers themselves. Set upon the mind-bendingly unsafe highways of South America, this second season of Deadliest Roads not only finds a location where the threats loom from every angle, but also features a cast locked in seemingly perpetual squabble with their fellow haulers. (If these trucks had passenger-side ejector seats, they'd be firing off every episode.) After dispatching with some of its returning crew in surprisingly short order, the show focuses on IRT fixtures Hugh Rowland and Lisa Kelly, two veterans with no love lost for each other. As they attempt to deliver their fragile cargos to places only accessible by some infamously lethal routes (sample names: the Death Road, Dead Nun Canyon), they find their task further complicated with the addition of two rookies looking to rise to the top of the heap. Every mile brings on a different cliffhanger, usually literally. For a show with such an iron-clad formula, IRT manages to find an impressive variety of backdrops for its characters to precariously barrel through, with each installment revealing another jaw-dropping series of mountain peaks and cramped tunnels for exploration. (The episode in which Lisa and another trucker must haul a herd of llamas through miles of salt flats has an eerie sci-fi feel.) While the setups may come across a bit contrived at times--delivering a load of fireworks on a road that just happens to be on fire? What are the odds?--the white-knuckle coolness of the activities never diminishes. Viewers prone to vertigo should proceed with caution. --Andrew Wright
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The first trips introduce the truckers to hairpin turns on paths barely wide enough to even fit their trucks on, hugging the mountainside and sending rocks tumbling off the edge over drop-offs of at least 2000 feet high into rivers and rocks below. The roads prove too much to two of our veteran truckers--Dave Redmon, who faces severe brake failures in the end while riding with Lisa Kelly, and Rick Yemm, who gets impatient with his truck getting stuck in the mud while riding with Hugh Rowland, and Dave and Rick quit literally on the same day. Lisa ponders whether or not she should quit too, but she sticks to the challenges, and she and Hugh Rowland deal with driving solo trips across the Death Roads when it was crucial to have a spotter in the first place to guide them on the dangerous paths. Lisa eventually gets a new partner to ride with, and Hugh seems to show little fear as his truck tires literally leave the edges of the cliffside roads at some points, and he laughs while driving through a waterfall, showing that his true Canadian spirit is never broken behind the wheel. The movie also introduces two new drivers from L.A., who face new challenges in their lifetimes and bond together as friends to stay alive, even facing the scary risks of driving through the Death Roads in the pitch-black darkness of nighttime. This movie is a MUST-SEE!!! Go, truckers!!!
Working at warehouses; I see the same attitude. "I here to drive. Drive your truck, forklift."
I'm almost getting my FAST card. It applies to IRT too. Receive an email to head over to the office. :) commercial driver
I , too , did NOT like the dishonesty of the drivers when damage was done !!! Poor character and representation for at least part of America.