Ep. 5: White Line Fever


Manage episode 229613956 series 2366895
By Jackie & Dunlap. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The late Jan-Michael Vincent stars in Jonathan Kaplan's 1975 ode to honest truckers White Line Fever, also starring Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens, Sam Laws, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Dick Miller, and Leigh French. Written by Ken Friedman

Trucking is hard! Ernest Borgnine explains Airwolf! Goober! Gomer! Pot euphemisms! Billy Jack! Walking Tall! Movin' On! Merle Haggard! Martin Scorsese! Symbolism! Leather pants!

Theme by William Sherry Jr. Art by @stephenmullinax

Thanks to Foreign Exchange Blu-Ray Imports: https://4xblu.com/

Ernest Borgnine interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFC4HwUcww

Scott Von Doviak's (https://twitter.com/vondoviak) encyclopedic redneck-movie round-up Hick Flicks: https://www.amazon.com/Hick-Flicks-Rise-Redneck-Cinema/dp/0786419970

Jonathan Kaplan discusses White Line Fever at Trailers From Hell: https://trailersfromhell.com/white-line-fever/

Goober's Truck Stop Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6uTNBjzeM8

Roger Ebert's review: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/white-line-fever-1975

Truckers Go To Washington: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-truckers-go-to-washington-democracy-in-action-on-the-interstate-68811/

Truck Strike: https://www.history.com/news/oil-crisis-1973-truck-strike

Movin' On Episode One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1ivj5rxiE

Follow us for more clips, links and background:



Red State Update - Home | Facebook

Red State Update podcast:


100 Ways to Love a Cat podcast:


8 episodes