THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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BREAKER, BREAKER! (1977)


#112 is an outstanding candidate for an upcoming Bad Movie Night. I saw Silent Rage a few weeks ago and it was outstandingly bad. Well, 1977's Breaker Breaker makes Silent Rage seem like The Godfather. This is delightfully bad. Chuck lets his brother take his big rig on a delivery run but is stopped in the corrupt burg of Texas City, California where he is held up on trumped-up charges by a drunken judge named Trimmins (!), played as a gigantic cartoon by George Murdock. Chuck goes to find his bro and punches out the whole town it seems. The city seems to be assembled with shabby plywood - people and cars and trucks and motorcycles and tricycles all blast thru plywood over and over and over. The fight scenes are so incompetent you'll laugh out loud. Everyone rolls around in dirt, hay, grass, dust - the cast gets so dirty you'll think you're watching a Tide commercial! Featuring creepy dolls, freeze frames of horses, CB lingo that would embarrass C.W. McCall, a half-dozen 18-wheelers to the rescue, fight choreography that wouldn't fly in a nursery school production and, of course, the man whose performance blends in with the ample plywood, Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris. No trucks were harmed in the making of Breaker Breaker. All incoherently led by the director of "They Saved Hitler's Brain."

TLA one-word review: broken

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