Hell Drivers details
|Starring:||Herbert Lom, David McCallum, Sid James, Gordon Jackson, William Hartnell, Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, Sean Connery, Peggy Cummins, Alfie Bass, Wilfred Lawson, Jill Ireland|
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Not just a film for ...By Tim#26 from KEYWORTH , 05 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Not just a film for lorry 'anoraks'!
The plot could have been written for a western. Stanley Baker plays 'Ted', an ex-con who's looking for work which he finds at 'Haulets' haulage firm after passing his almost deadly test run against the stopwatch. This firm has to move lorry loads of gravel at speed and they don't care who gets in the way. 'Red' (McGoohan) is the pacesetter. He sets a daily challenge for all the other drivers to beat his 18 run record. In return, they get to win a silver cigarette case. Ted is determined to beat Red's record and win the coveted prize. A great macho movie with a superb cast including Herbert Lom, Sid James, Alfie Bass, William Hartnell and a young Sean Connery. Great to see Marjorie Rhodes in this film and an appearance by the lovely Jill Ireland.
The extras on this disc are great! There's 'Look In On Hell Drivers' made as some kind of promotional feature by The Rank Organisation and a Rediffusion interview with Stanley Baker. First class entertainment :-)
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It's a crimeBy Pugwash (45 reviews) from Neath , 13 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhy is this film not available for rental? Baker, an ex-con looks for work with a haulage contractor, gets the job which pays by the hour but doesn't count on the ruthless Patrick Mcgoohan, current holder of what I thought was a golden i-phone (it's a cigarette case) for fastest gravel driver of the west. They must have had a lucky day casting this film, it's got just about every established actor and rising star that Britain had to offer (David McCallum as a welsh cripple for god's sake). Considering the script is about drivers transporting gravel from a pit to a building site a few miles down the road, the film is dynamic with no flab or filler and as a bonus, the film is a historic walk through Britain as it was in the late 1950's, advertising hoardings, greasy spoon cafes and dances where the only drink available is tea (with biscuits). I saw this on BBC1 the other night and really had to see it again, but alas it's not available. It's a crime.
hell driversBy steve dyos from Ashford , 07 Nov 2007simply a brilliant film starring a very young sean connery
top class filmBy a customer from manchester , 26 Apr 2007one of the best British film thats ever been made a must watch film!
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Fabulous filmBy a customer from Lichfield, England , 22 Aug 2006This pacy film has got a fantastic british cast and some of the best fight and driving scenes ever filmed. It would be worth watching if only to see Patrick McGowan (before 'The Prisoner', Sean Connery (before Bond), Sid james (before 'Carry On ...') David Mc Callum (before 'Man from Uncle') actually the list goes on and on! One of the other reviews for this film suggests that women might not enjoy the film - why not? I did!
Hellish FilmBy a customer from Durham , 06 Mar 2006A very good film considering the vintage, black and white. Really enjoyable, good acting especially the fight scenes. Some unknowns that became very famous