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Hell Drivers (Hard Drivers)

Hell Drivers (Hard Drivers) (1957)

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In this efficient British crime drama, Tom Yately (Stanley Baker) is an ex-con looking for honest work. He thinks he's found it when he takes a job as a truck driver, but he soon discovers that the trucking firm he's signed on with is not playing by the rules. Red (Patrick McGoohan), the company's best driver, and Cartley (William Hartnell), the manager, have created five fictional drivers who have been added to the payroll. The other staff drivers are given the shifts that the phony drivers are

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This is the stuff that B-movie dreams are made of, and Hell Drivers does its damnedest to deliver bottom-of-the-bill bliss.

October 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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The thriller is appealing for its no-nonsense approach.

August 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The working-class personal/political tension leads to a splendidly drawn immigrant characterization by Herbert Lom and the human drama of Baker dangling from a precipice. Both remain memorable.

August 5, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

Audience Reviews for Hell Drivers (Hard Drivers)

A pretty good movie with good actors, like McGoohan, but a story that's familiar. Still, I enjoyed seeing it on TV.
November 17, 2010
ajv2688

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A very old fashioned melodrama about gravel delivery(?!) Only a cast of actors who went on to better things (including Sean Connery) makes it of interest.
January 7, 2007
garyX
xGary Xx

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"Hell Drivers" is a gripping, yet mildly predictable, road movie wherein the highway is a ten mile stretch of country roads where a group of truckers haul ballast from a mine to the main plant, led by Red(Patrick McGoohan) who is out to prove he is number one. After the death of one of the drivers, Tom(Stanley Baker) shows up looking for work and gets it on the basis of a nerve-wracking audition. As Cartley(William Hartnell), the manager, explains, all the drivers must complete at least twelve runs a day or they are fired, paving the way for the men to prove their masculinity by driving excessive speeds. As competitive as the drivers are, Tom manages to make one true friend, Gino(Herbert Lom), an Italian expatriate who has been in England since World War II and is still homesick.
August 24, 2009
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