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Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | TV Movie 10 February 1979
2 lady truck drivers buy their own rig & try to make a go of it.

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Robert Greenwald

Writer:

Robie Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Potts ... Flatbed Annie
Harry Dean Stanton ... C.W. Douglas
Kim Darby ... Sweetiepie
Arthur Godfrey ... Uncle Wally
Fred Willard ... Jack LaRosa
Billy Carter Billy Carter ... Deputy Miller
Avery Schreiber ... Munroe
Rory Calhoun ... Farmer
Rance Howard ... Mr. Murray
Julie Mannix ... Georgina
Ann Ryerson ... Elsie
Lorna Thayer ... Hospital Receptionist
Don Pike Don Pike ... Al
Bob Herron ... Nick
Joe Estevez ... Attendant (as Joseph Sheen)
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Storyline

After Sweetiepie's husband, who is a trucker, got wounded in a shootout, she has to think up some way to pay the rates for the superliner. Together with a remote friend of her husband, Flatbed Annie (a trucker without a truck), she takes up trucking. What they all didn't know: there is cocaine hidden in the truck somewhere. And not only the bad guys are after it. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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When 2 women, 18 wheels and 16 gears are rollin'...move over. See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flatbed Annie See more »

Filming Locations:

Victorville, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Annie Potts and Kim Darby play lady truckers.
4 May 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

An inexperienced lady trucker (Kim "True Grit" Darby) and an experienced lady trucker (Annie Potts) try to stay one step ahead of the repossessor and whoever else may be after them. They drive a Mack Superliner. Suppose it had a synchromesh transmission, but still nice to watch women drive big rigs. They pull a van and not a flatbed, though. Good for hauling citrus fruit. I thought the end of the movie, though representative of the fellowship of truckers, was kind of far-fetched. One of the last appearances of Arthur Godfrey and about the only movie appearance of Billy Carter. The movie shows the thrill and camaraderie of trucking. A couple good songs in the movie, too.


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