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The Most Awesome Trucks We’ve Seen in the Movies

While we may not get as worked up about cars as James Spader does in Crash, it’s easy to get star-struck by the real star of certain movies—the truck. There have been many iconic performances from the most awesome trucks we’ve seen in the movies.

1995 Dodge Ram – Twister

There’s nothing better than a summer blockbuster that captivates the world. Nowadays, every runaway success seems like another installment from a comic book franchise, and we rarely see a film as a standalone box office star. We didn’t see anyone wearing a cape in Twister, but you had the late Bill Paxton behind the wheel of his 1995 Dodge Ram taking on nature’s wrath.

With the help of one of the best diesel engines available, seeing Bill’s 8.0-liter V10 Ram 2500 endure throughout the film was truly astounding. The truck’s swan song happened when an F5 went through it like a knife through butter, but luckily, Jo and Bill got Dorothy in the air and reconciled their hostile relationship while strapped to a pipe.

We can only assume they lived happily ever after and that local meteorologists could predict tornadoes better than ever before.

Twister
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes (Actors)

1985 Toyota SR5 Pickup – Back to the Future

The vehicle most associated with Back to the Future is Doc Brown’s 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. However, another vehicle was integral to the franchise’s universe. Marty McFly was obsessed with the 1985 Toyota SR5 in the film.

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To Marty’s surprise, he possessed the truck, and his arch-rival, Biff, even detailed his sweet ride in one version of his future. In the third installment of the trilogy, the first-ever Japanese pickup truck to hit the mainstream was in the spotlight again when McFly decided against putting the truck in reverse, ultimately deciding his fate.

Back to the Future
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson (Actors)

1955 Ford F-100 – The Expendables

The Expendables is like one of those “superteams” in sports that you know will not be good, but it will be a blast to watch. When you bought a ticket to see any of the three movies, you knew you wouldn’t see a mind-bending plot or Academy Award-winning performances. Instead, you paid to see over-the-top action and gratuitous violence, which is exactly what you got.The Most Awesome Trucks We’ve Seen in the Movies

No action movie is complete without a street race, and the star of that endeavor was a customized 1955 Ford F-100. The second-generation F-series truck featured a 5.0-litter 347 cubic-inch V8 engine to give it the needed speed for Sylvester Stallone to escape the menacing Dolph Lundgren.

The Ford pickup is another notch in Sly’s truck belt, as he worked his magic with the 1978 Dodge D-100 in Cobra, and we cannot forget the big rig he drove in Over The Top (1987).

The Expendables
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sylvester Stallone (Barney Ross), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Jet Li (Ying Yang) (Actors)

1973 & 1974 Chevy C-10 – The Driver & Terminator

The Chevy C-10’s star shined bright in a pair of legendary films. The first time we saw the truck was in the 1978 movie The Driver, where Ryan O’Neal’s diesel-chugging machine smoked a souped-up Pontiac Trans Am through the mean streets of Los Angeles.

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The second time we saw the C-10 was in The Terminator. However, James Cameron put Sarah Connor in the driver’s seat of a 1973 Chevy C-10 to defeat the motorcycle maniac chasing her down.

We’ve all dreamed of putting our hands on the steering wheel of one of the most awesome trucks we’ve seen in the movies, even if we don’t know a lick about cars. But maybe it’s a good thing because no one wants to see Ivan Drago in their rearview mirror.

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The Driver (1978)
  • The Driver (1978)
  • The Driver (1978)
The Terminator
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen (Actors)

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