Review: Truck Turner (1974)

Jive-talking, denim-wearing, broad-whopping badass! Who is the man? Truck Turner!

dvd“TRUCK TURNER”
1974
Blaxploitation
USA

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks
Distributor: MGM
Runtime: 89 mins
DVD REGION 2

“Anybody ask you what happened, tell ’em you been hit by a truck: Mack ‘Truck’ Turner!

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Two modern day bounty-hunters (Truck Turner and Jerry) are on a mission to catch a dangerous pimp. After killing the crazy pimp, the hoochie-coochie brothel-mama gets in an alliance with another, far more dangerous criminal (Kotto). And a price on Truck Turners head turns this task into a massive and bloody fight.

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A highly entertaining blaxploitation with one of the coolest musicians of the period in the leading role. He’s not an actor, but he looks tough! Yaphet Kotto shines and delivers a superb performance as the big villain. The soundtrack (by our leading man) is one of the best blaxploitation-soundtracks made. A really brutal shootout in a hospital made my viewing a real pleasure! Give this groovy 70’s action flick a chance! You won’t regret it!

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