• Convoy (1978)


Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2003

PG |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Trucker Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies Pig Pen (Burt Young), Widow Woman (Madge Sinclair) and Spider Mike (Franklin Ajaye) use their CB radios to warn one another of the presence of cops. But conniving Sheriff Wallace (Ernest Borgnine) is hip to the truckers' tactics, and begins tricking the drivers through his own CB broadcasts. Facing constant harassment from the law, Rubber Duck and his pals use their radios to coordinate a vast convoy and rule the road.

Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young, Madge Sinclair, Franklin Ajaye, Cassie Yates, Brian Davies

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: Action , Drama

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Keywords: Husband, Pursuit, Prison, Spirited, Rivalry, 1970s, Engaging, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Time Out

    The narrative goes a bit over the top in the second half, but it's after a large dose of the best kind of escapist good humour. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    One good thing B-grade trucker movies have is a quality we can call non-intellectual honesty. As a rule, they have no pretentions to do anything other than amuse the viewer. Peckinpah tries to do more and fails. [03 July 1978]

  • 63
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    At its best, the film finds Peckinpah moving into a new poetry of non-violence, of movement associated with explicit, actualized harmony, but the director doesn’t trust himself, mistaking change of form for impersonal commercial stewardship. show more

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