Rolling Vengeance - 1987
A little side trivia: The Monster Truck in this movie was constructed by professional Monster Truck driver Mike Welch from Bellingham, WA.
Thunder Run - 1986
Once on the road, the duo meet the onslaught of the terrorists wielding shotguns on motorcycles and VW bugs armed with missile launchers. Other cool scenes in the movie are when Charlie drives his truck & trailer off of a jump and flies airborne over a stalled train. At one point in the movie, as the team passes through a secret tunnel, Charlie uses a high tech CB Radio integrated with special crystals to somehow disarm the random cartoon laser beams shooting at them in all directions. In yet another random scene taking place inside a bar, a country band is covering “Cotton Eyed Joe." The band then rallies all of the patrons into a sing-a-long repeatedly shouting “bull shit!” This goes on monotonously for about 30 seconds. Something I also found perplexing was despite the amount of killing and violence, the movie manages to somehow maintain the innocence of a family comedy. Charlie and his rather naive friends never seem to grasp that their lives are at stake. Such as every time someone falls victim to one of Charlies booby traps (usually resulting in being burned to death) the main characters just seem to react with a goofy expression as if they had pranked someone with a whoopee cushion. In another scene Grandpa Charlie demands a piece of warm apple pie from his wife but forgets to mention that he has just agreed to drive a semi-truck carrying plutonium that is going to be under attack from heavily armed, murderous terrorists! It is as if he is just making a run to the grocery store and back. Maybe this lack of emotion was more of a lack of caring by the cast who really didn’t give a damn about the movie aside from making a few extra bucks. This a good movie to put on for your pets when you leave the house to run errands.