Truck Turner (1974)

 

Yaphet Kotto - Harvard Blue
Yaphet Kotto – Harvard Blue

Truck Turner (also known as Black Bullet) is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Jonathan Kaplan. The screenplay was written by Michael Allin, Jerry Wilkes and Oscar Williams. Isaac Hayes also scored the music for the soundtrack. The film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Foxy Brown

Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator’s woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail.

Cast:

Yaphet Kotto                   …         Harvard Blue

Isaac Hayes                     …         Mac ‘Truck’ Turner

Alan Weeks                     …         Jerry

Annazette Chase            …         Annie

Nichelle Nichols              …         Dorinda

Sam Laws                        …         Nate Dinwiddie

Paul Harris                     …         Richard Leroy ‘Gator’ Johnson

Charles Cyphers            …         Drunk

John Kramer                  …         Desmond

Scatman Crothers         …         Duke

Dick Miller                      …         Fogarty

Bob Harris                      …         Snow

Jac Emil                          …         Reno (as Jac Emeil)

Stan Shaw                       …         Fontana

Wendell Tucker             …         Wendell

Sonny Barnes                 …         Toro (as Clarence Barnes)

Don Watters                   …         Val

Eddie Smith                     …         Druggist

Esther Sutherland         …        Black Momma

Earl Maynard                 …         Panama

Henry Kingi                    …         Candy Man

Lawrence Gabriel Jr.    …        Travis (as Larry Gabriel)

James Millhollin              …       Judge Advocate (as Jim Millhollin)

Jon Jacobs                        …         Dave

Douglas Anderson           …      Charlie

Don Megowan                   …      Garrity

Richard Selzer                   …        Wino (as Richard Blackwell)

Ruth Warshawsky             …        Saleslady (as Ruth Warshawski)

Cheryl Sampson                …         Taffy

Edna Richardson              …         Frenchie

Dernadette Gladden        …         Raquel

Tara Strohmeier               …         Turnpike

Lisa Farringer                  …          Annette

Sharon Madigan              …         Nurse

Mel Novak                         …         Doctor

Donnie Williams             …         Highway Dept. Man

Randy Gray                        …         Kid In Hospital

Annik Borel                      …         Stalingrad

Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard    …         Jail Guard (as Stymie Beard)

Rhavan Briggs                     …         Felice

Johnny Ray McGhee        …   Hired Killer (as Johnnie Ray McGhee)

Clarence Lockett                …         Preacher

John Evans                     …         Police Lieutenant

John Dennis                     …         Desmond’s Guar

 

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