Monday, November 15, 2010

"Truck Turner" Is My All Time Favorite Blaxploitation Movie.

Truck Turner is about Mac "Truck" Turner, a Los Angeles Bounty Hunter wanted dead by a female pimp named "Dorinda" (Nichelle Nicols). Truck is wanted dead because he killed a high level pimp named "Gator" who was Dorinda's Lover! Dorinda offers her high valued hookers to whoever kills Truck, so all the top pimps in LA try their best killing Truck but they fail and end up dead. Gator's rival "Harvard Blue" (played by Yaphet Kotto) also tries to get Truck Turner but he's not doing it alone, he hires a bunch of experienced hitmen to help him out! Then when the movie is almost over, Blue gets into a very intense gun battle with Truck at a Hospital!! It's a very cool/intense scene right next to the famous "Pursuit of the Pimpmobile" scene.

This is the movie that got me into Blaxploitation movies, I've always preferred this movie over Shaft because it has way better music and has awesome characters like Harvard Blue, who is the most egotistical and meanest villain in a Blaxploitation movie, Dorinda is the same but she is a beautiful one at least, haha. As for Truck Turner, he's great! Really badass and real smooth with his woman. It saddens me that this movie doesn't get enough attention because this movie is really cool and fun, it also has a great soundtrack too. This movie definitely deserves a 9/10. Watch it for free HERE  Click HERE to view A Week of Yaphet Kotto Schedule.

5 comments:

Booksteve said...

I finally saw the film just this past year. For all of his macho cool, Hayes was the least interesting thing about the film which I enjoyed very much! Having met Nichelle Nichols and, of course, seen her on decades of TREK productions, she was a revelation here! What really surprised me, though, was Yaphet...who I didn't even realize was in TRUCK TURNER until I saw it! He acts rings around Hayes.

The Goodkind said...

Knowing that Kotto plays a villain really intrigues me. Granted I've only seen a fragment of his work, even after the last few weeks of "research", but Truck Turner is definitely at the top of the list.

Aylmer said...

Never watched this, despite seeing it listed on late night TV recently. I'll have to seek it out...

raculfright_13 said...

you must :)

Ty said...

Great write-up! Truck Turner is one my personal favorites up there with Coffy.