When ex-con Tom signs up as a driver for a road-haulage company, he uncovers shady dealings going on between the viciously ambitious foreman and the sly, devious manager. The drivers are paid per trip, a situation which encourages reckless and dangerous driving, and the stakes are raised when a fatal accident has Tom vowing revenge.
Great trucker thriller.
- Hell Drivers review by Steve Mason
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Unpretentious social realist British gangster film, directed by Welles accolyte and McCarthy victim, Cy Endfield. Its tight underworld narrative calls to mind the Hollywood gangster films of the 30s and 40s, like They Drive by Night, and Jules Dassin's wonderful Thieves Highway.
Low budget, but compelling with lots of action and a quite remarkable cast list. Leading the way is personal favourite tough guy, Stanley Baker, and Sid James. But there's also Herbert Lom, David McCullum, Patrick McGoohan, the great Peggy Cummins, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson as Scottie, and, in his feature debut, completely out of his depth, Sean Connery.
One of a group of extremely under regarded British post war gangster films.