Truck Turner (1974) / Action-Thriller
MPAA Rated: R for strong violence, nudity, sexuality, drug use and language
Running time: 91 min.
Cast: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols, Sam Laws, Paul Harris, Charles Cyphers, John Kramer, Scatman Crothers, Dick Miller
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Screenplay: Oscar Williams, Michael Allin
Isaac Hayes as 'skip tracer' (a sort of bounty hunter for those who jump bail) Mack "Truck" Turner, a former star football player who finds his niche taking down the criminals the the cops can't catch and the others in the business are too scared to chase. After taking out bad-ass pimp, Gator, his main squeeze, a former prostitute-turned-madam named Dorinda, gathers the other big pimps of the city to a challenge -- her business and her girls to the one who manages to take down Truck. The baddest of them all is the col-blooded Harvard Blue, out to give Turner the fiercest, most frightening challenege he's faced to date.
Soul-meister Hayes would go from crafting one of the more memorable scores for a blaxploitation films to starring in one himself.
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