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      Breaker! Breaker!

      PG Released Apr 1, 1977 1h 26m Action Adventure List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Tough guy trucker J.D. Dawes (Chuck Norris) drives his big rig to a little desert town and smack into the middle of a cesspool of criminality -- all to rescue his brother, Billy (Michael Augenstein), who has been kidnapped. But the perpetrators are not ordinary criminals. A wicked public servant, Judge Joshua Trimmings (George Murdock), runs the town and especially hates truckers. The judge and his minions do their best to break Dawes down. But Dawes retaliates with swift, severe vengeance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily This cheaply produced schlock is possibly the worst of the '70s trucker movies. One Chuck Norris' worst. Rated: 0/5 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Elvs P Another great Chuck Norris 🎥 movie. I highly recommend this movie…. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/15/24 Full Review Ola G J.D. (Chuck Norris), a trucker from California, returns from the road to learn that an old friend was assaulted and paralyzed by Sergeant Strode (Don Gentry), a policeman in Texas City, California. He makes inquiries into Texas City and learns that its policemen Strode and Deputy Boles (Ron Cedillos) have a history of "trapping" truckers for a corrupt judge named Trimmings who is running various rackets in the so-called "City". When his younger brother Billy (Michael Augenstein) begins working as a trucker, J.D. warns him to stay away from Texas City. But Billy is easily fooled by an officer (Strode) on a CB radio, who pretends he is a fellow trucker. After Billy disappears, J.D. sets out in search of him. He goes to Texas City and barges in on a city council meeting, wherein Trimmings' stooges boast of their speed traps. He befriends a waitress named Arlene, a single mother, working at a diner which overcharges outsiders. After getting into a fight with the owner of the local wrecking yard and accidentally killing him, J.D. is arrested and sentenced to death by Judge Trimmings... Norris was not particularly proud of the film but in 1981 said it was his father's favorite of his movies and "made a lot of money". The New York Times called it "shoddy" with "wooden direction" and a "sophmoric cast". The Los Angeles Times called it "a talky, melodramatic exploitation hybrid." (via Wikipedia) Chuck Norris breakthrough film is quite amateurish with wobbly acting, wobbly direction, haphazard scenestructure, silly action sequences and Chuck is as wooden as a doorknob as always. : ) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/14/23 Full Review Alexander B It might have been entertaining when it was released however it's really boring by today's standards. The plot is nonsense and the fight scenes are really cheesy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/23 Full Review Agatha C you can't stop watching because how bad it is. the fight scenes are so fake. the town is on an old western town set. Outrageous characters. just sooo bad. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/27/22 Full Review Audience Member Just WOW. ID LIKE TO SAY ITS HORRIBLE, BUT ID RATHER NOT ENCITE THE WRATH OF CHUCK NORRIS! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member When Chuck Norris visits a town in the boondocks, all the hicks try to hassle him. Luckily, Chuck Norris can do this thing where he kicks someone while spinning around to do like, an extra hard kick. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Tough guy trucker J.D. Dawes (Chuck Norris) drives his big rig to a little desert town and smack into the middle of a cesspool of criminality -- all to rescue his brother, Billy (Michael Augenstein), who has been kidnapped. But the perpetrators are not ordinary criminals. A wicked public servant, Judge Joshua Trimmings (George Murdock), runs the town and especially hates truckers. The judge and his minions do their best to break Dawes down. But Dawes retaliates with swift, severe vengeance.
      Director
      Don Hulette
      Producer
      Don Hulette
      Screenwriter
      Terry Chambers
      Distributor
      American International Pictures
      Production Co
      Paragon Films Ltd.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 1, 1977, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 26m
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