Truckers, welcome back to our blog. After a long week, our tax experts are up with the list of new trucking movies, entertaining the second part. Trucking themed movies are many in the list and we covered most of them in our first blog, “Truck Driving Themed Hollywood Movies”. However, to keep going, we’re up with another set of movies for our audience and truckers to feel proud of the profession they‘re in.
Share your list of trucking movies if we have missed any.
1. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
This Clint Eastwood classic is based on the character of Philo Beddoe, a semi-pro prize fighter and pipe supply company trucker, along with his endearing, awfully hairy sidekick Clyde. On his journey, he meets his romantic match, wannabe western singer, Lynn Hasley- Taylor (role played by Sondra Locke) and portraits his adventures on the road while pursuing her. Although her love doesn’t prove to be worth the chase, kookiness transpired to make way for “Any Which Way You Can” another classic monkey and man adventure.
2. Convoy (1978)
Inspired by Bill Fries’ resplendent 1975 song of the same name, director Sam Peckinpah did not hesitate to take it along Hollywood. Along with the song, the movie is rough ‘n’ tumble epic of truckers, breaking the law in a mile-long caravan, moving across the southwest states of Mexico. Muscle bound Kris Kristofferson stars as the ringleader, named Rubber Duck after his C.B. handle, and an ever-lovely Ali McGraw plays his love interest. Also includes, great soundtracks to get your feet tapped all the while.
Ah, who can forget Large Marge from this Pee Wee Saga? Although she made her cameo appearance on the screen for 2 to 3 minutes, this hardened truck driving horror was no doubt a nod towards the story telling song, “Phantom 309” by Red Sovine”. This poor pee wee was simply looking for a ride when he got more than he bargained for by this female truck driver. Right after her tale of “worst accidents”, she was seen ten years ago that night. Large Marge allowed him out at the Wheel Inn truck Stop with an ominous comment and a cackle, making your toes curl.
4. “Maximum Overdrive” (1986):
If you enjoy campy horror flicks, then “Maximum Overdrive” is one such movie you should watch. This is a gaggle about trucks and machines in general, coming to life, only to seek revenge on mankind. Although this movie was based on “Trucks From His Night Shift Collection”, unfortunately, the debut director did not earn much at the box office.
After facing many ups and downs in life, Swayze found his fame and luck in “Black Dog”, starring as Jack Crews, another ex-con-turned-good driver. Spanning the states with what he understands as dangerous hauling. When he gets a clear picture that his family and life are in danger, Jack got more malevolence than customer service in mind. However, with country crooner Randy Travis operatic rock god Meat Loaf has contributed fair enough.
The list is not over yet. There are few more movies to go, which we would portray in our next blog. We don’t want to burden you all with long, boring blogs.
Entertainment is indeed important, but with trucking as your profession, you need to be more responsible and share the token of respect for your fellow beings. With the upgrading technology and automation, most of our rigs are dipped with gadgets to control speed, fuel efficiencies and what not. However, with Smartphone in hand, you can file your taxes on road, in no time. With the combination of our Tax2290 App and IRS form 2290, we have successfully designed the app in manner to cut short your filing process behind the wheels.