Rolling Vengeance (1987)

Nomination Year: 1993
SYNOPSIS:  In real life, if bikers kill your wife and child, you'd probably go to the police. In the movies, you'd probably get some big guns and go hunting for revenge. But this guy decides to build a monster truck and crush all the cars at the biker leader's used car lot & strip bar. Bet they weren't expecting THAT!

Most Ludicrous Premise

Never Piss Off Someone Who's "Good with Tools"
Okay. You're driven off the road by a malicious, drunken biker gang and your wife and child are killed. How do you get revenge once you're out of the hospital? Right! You head to the local junkyard to build a monster truck (the kind with the huge, knobby tires and special "extras" like mounted guns and giant power tools) and head out to roll over the offending bikes -- and the offending bikers. And I love how he manages to find battleship plate, giant buzzsaws, and .50 caliber machine-guns at that local junkyard.

Best One-Liner

"Don't Get Me Excited. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Excited."
Ned Beatty, the main baddie, has his arm in a sling. Someone asks him what happened. He says: "Tripped over my dick."

Worst Cover Copy

Do As I Say, Not As I Do
"Use the right tool for the job," says the cover, referring to the Monster Truck as an instrument of vengeance.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Don Michael Paul  
Ned Beatty "Otis" (Lex Luthor's henchman) in Superman. His middle name is Thomas 
Lawrence Dane  
Director Claim to Fame
Steven Hilliard Stern  

Greg Pearson

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