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Truck Driver Movies: Breaker Breaker (1977)


It’s time for another Truck Driver Movies episode! This week is an 80s A-list action star before he got his big break.

Made in the heady days of movies like Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit, when CB radios were expected to create the kind of communication network the Internet has provided, Breaker! Breaker! tells the tale of J.D. Dawes (Chuck Norris), a trucker in tight jeans and a blonde shag.

While J.D. is defending his arm-wrestling reputation in a truck stop poolroom, his younger brother Billy is being taken advantage of by the crooked cops of Texas City, California, a former ghost town turned would-be tourist trap, run by a corrupt judge named Joshua Trimmings. When the scam gets out of hand, Billy disappears–and J.D. comes to town to find him. It doesn’t go well for the crooked cops, let’s just say that.

If you can’t get the video to play in the window above, just visit the original YouTube page here. Enjoy, truck drivers!


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