Truck Turner

The Kulturecast

Apr 8 2020 • 52 mins

With Mike White March squarely in the rearview mirror, we kick off Blaxploitation April with a look at the only time singer Isaac Hayes was given the starring role, Truck Turner. The aforementioned Hayes stars as the titular skiptracer who, after killing a bounty, must evade all sorts of villains through the mean streets of '70s LA. Not only is it better than Shaft, but it's also better than most big-budget action films made in the 21st century with a slapping soundtrack to boot. The Projection Booth's Mike White and OughtFiveFilm's Father Malone join Chris to talk all about Isaac Hayes, the film's fantastic music, and where it ranks in blaxploitation cinema.

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