Big Rig

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A portrait of modern america as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers, the people who know this country in unimaginable ways.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 207464709
UPC 025195034333
UPC 14 00025195034333
Format DVD
Release Date 11/10/2009
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Brad Blondheim - Writer
Brad Blondheim - Producer
Doug Pray - Director
Doug Pray - Cinematographer
Doug Pray - Editor
Doug Pray - Writer
Randy Wooten - Executive Producer
ReviewSource Variety
Review An unsurprisingly united cross-section of American truckers have their eminently quotable say on the state of a profession under siege in jaunty, on-the-road docu "Big Rig"..."Without trucks, America goes dead," someone says -- so why are these long-haul lions "a dyin' breed out there?" The answer seems to boil down to federal interference in the form of restrictive driving rules: The biggest challenge isn't dumb drivers or cops," avers one vet, "but the erosion of rights, traditions and profit margins" that lead to competition among drivers...Drivers were approached on a hunch at truck stops (115 in all), and if they agreed to be filmed, Pray and sound man Jim Dziura climbed aboard. Pic's downside is that unsympathetic auds will see a series of gripes delivered in broad Southern accents. Ironically, while this may limit Stateside theatrical play, there's a proven overseas appetite for such down-home American content...Per the pic's Web site, the helmer shot with the new hi-def Panasonic VariCam; on DVD, colors at all corners of the country were rich and deep. Mischievous yet evocative score by Buck 65 (aka Richard Terfry), which includes a fine talking-blues cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," would make a toe-tapping standalone roots record.
Reviewer Eddie Cockrell
ReviewRating 8
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Video Format DVD
Eddie Cockrell, Variety Mischievous yet evocative score by Buck 65...[which] would make a toe-tapping standalone roots record.
Three Imaginary Girls ...a hip, insightful, slickly-executed road movie spanning 45 states and 21,000 miles...

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