(103) THE KILLER TRUCK (1986) Mario & Fernando Almada
original Mexican/Spanish title EL TRAILER ASESINO
[The Killer Truck] and THE TRUCK KILLER
director Alfredo Gurrola
starring Mario Almada · Fernando Almada · Alma Delfina ·
Norma Lazareno · José Magaña · Gerardo Vigil
Young people are grotesquely
attacked and murdered by a mysterious trucker on the Mexican highways.
As more victims are plowed down by the rogue trucker, the police collect
evidence that suggests the serial killer is among a group of truck drivers
operating in the county. But who? One of the truckers, Mario (Mario Almada),
thinks it's his brother Fernando, a former Vietnam combatant suffering
from PTSD, while another believes it's an outsider named Reno. The story
becomes a fascinating who-dun-it as the suspect list grows, adding
an uncommon layer to this killer truck thriller.
This is one of Mario
Almada's better films. He was certainly one of the world's most prolific
actors, making 400+ movies between 1966-2017, focusing mostly on the Action
and Western genres. Internationally, Mario is probably best known for
EN LA MIRA
(Seven in Sight) which also starred his brother Fernando [they appeared
together in 100+ movies]. Mario Almada died October 2016, at age 94.
language film with optional English subtitles; widescreen totally uncut
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American DVD machine;
Extras include Mario Almada trailers and tribute.
Recommended for mature audiences.