The trucking industry is well-represented in films. Unfortunately, it is not always portrayed in the brightest light, with truckers often being the antagonists and, in some cases, the truck itself being the antagonist. A strong example of this is the film Maximum Overdrive, where Emilio Esteves finds himself running from evil, self-aware semi-trucks.
In 2001, we saw another example of this in Joyride, a film that starred Paul Walker.
What starts as a CB radio prank quickly turns into a life-threatening chase for Walker’s character, Lewis Thomas. After pretending to be a woman and tricking a truck driver, the truck driver quickly finds out and soon seeks vengeance. He chases Thomas and other characters in his… you guessed it — Peterbilt 359.
Here are 10 other notable films or TV shows that feature semi-trucks, IMDB
- White Line Fever (1975)
- Steel Cowboy (1978)
- Happy Face Killer (2014)
- Snitch (2013)
- Black Dog (1998)
- Movin’ On (1974-1976)
- B.J. and the Bear (1978-1981)
- High-Ballin’ (1978)
- Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
- Highjack! (1973)