C.B. Hustlers (1978) / Comedy
aka Hot Box Highway
MPAA Rated: R for nudity and sex
Running Time: 85 min.
Cast: Uschi Digard (as Elke Vann), Tiffany Jones, Valdesta, Edward Roehm, John Tull, Bruce Kimball, John Alderman
Director: Stuart Segall
Screenplay: John Alderman, John F. Goff
Review published October 23, 2004
I can't really tell you much after the first 30 minutes of this excruciatingly horrendous film, mostly because I had to stop watching for fear I would set fire to my TV set. C.B. Hustlers is a cheapie late-70s skin flick, which offers little story and a lot of T&A. I suppose if you're looking for a bad movie with lots of nudity, you'll get what you seek here, but did it really need to even bother with trying to have a plot?
Basically, the plot (what I could make of it) concerned a group of prostitutes that spend their time in vans going from truck stop to truck stop making money bedding down big rig drivers and others on the road, while staying away from the meddling sheriff.
Once you've seen Swedish beauty Uschi Digard naked, which happens fairly early in the movie, I can't think of any reason why you should bother continuing with this poorly conceived and sloppily crafted piece of exploitation cinema. It's not even good on a "laugh at it" basis, as almost every scene drags on for minutes with no story elements, character development, or even good action.
Watching someone's home movie of dogs defecating in a park would have a better chance of me viewing than attempting to sit through C.B. Hustlers again. Abominable on almost every level, even the softcore sex scenes only produce yawns, which is amazing since director Stu Segall (Illegal in Blue) spent years as a porn director, using his pseudonym of Godfrey Daniels, for such smut classics as Insatiable and Up 'n Coming. My recommendation is to stick to Segall's pornos to see some hot action and to skip this inept trash altogether, or you'll be the one who gets hustled.
©2004 Vince Leo