Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Convoy (1978)

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Madge Sinclair

Trucker Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald and his buddies Pig Pen, Widow Woman and Spider Mike use their CB radios to warn one another of the presence of cops. But conniving Sheriff Wallace 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.

This was a cool movie from the 70's that did not do that well as other movies of this type back then. This movie was trying to pick up on the fame of the Smokey and the Bandit. It just did not do as well, but when you watch both, you will see all of the similarities in the two movies. No one really died in this movie. It was just mainly explosions and fights. There was nothing bloody or nudity at all in the movie.

The cast for this movie was great. Kris Kristofferson was huge in the 70's. He was all over the place. He was trying to be a cool outlaw with the rest of the hot actors of the time. They were all in movies like this one. Ali MacGraw was still working on her adult acting career. She was a big name after doing A Love Story. Ernest Borgnine could never do any wrong. He is an incredible actor. He is top notch.

This is a movie that you will see on the late show on some cable network. It is a neat movie to watch, but it is not that great. It is worth watching, if you see that it is coming on the television, and there is nothing else on. It is worth watching at less once. Enjoy.

Convoy (1978) Trailer

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