Convoy (1978)


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Sam Peckinpah attempts to emulate the success of Smokey and the Bandit in Convoy, but Peckinpah undercuts himself at every turn by having his red-neck characters suddenly expostulate on the meaning of life and The Great Beyond. Kris Kristofferson is Rubber Duckie --a freewheelin' trucker-- who becomes the leader of a group of truck drivers that speak in clipped tones over their C.B. bands, using the radios to organize against Lyle Wallace (Ernest Borgnine), an Ahab-like obsessed traffic cop, in … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: B. W. L. Norton, Bill L. Norton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2003


as Martin 'Rubber Duck'...

as Melissa

as Widow Woman

as Sheriff Lyle 'Cotton...

as Bobby 'Love Machine'...

as Spider Mike

as Chuck Arnoldi

as Governer Jerry Haski...

as Violet

as Federal Agent Hamilt...

as White Rat

as Old Iguana

as Lizard Tongue

as Tiny Alvarez

as Runyon

as Mechanic Bob

as Senator Myers

as 18 Wheel Eddie

as Texas Governor

as Rosewell

as Jack - Garage Attend...

as Texas Governor
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Critic Reviews for Convoy

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

A bad joke that backfires on the director.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A road movie of the yee-haw variety, it makes the more enjoyable Smokey and the Bandit look positively Shakespearean in comparison and even allows the dim-witted The Cannonball Run to appear as mature and masterful as The Grapes of Wrath.

Full Review… | May 14, 2015
Creative Loafing

It might be worth seeing how the acclaimed auteur who made The Wild Bunch could also make the dreadful Convoy.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Convoy continues Peckinpah's voyage into "nihilist poetry," in the phrase of Pauline Kael...

Full Review… | September 18, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Convoy

Peckinpah's classic Trucker movie is still good. Makes you want to get a CB, name yourself after a children?s toy and drive a truck.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Bloody awful! The only Peckinpah movie I would never watch again. If you're going to base a movie on a song, at least pick a decent fucking song!!! Makes Smokey and the Bandit look like Citizen Kane.

Stephen M

Super Reviewer

Truckers, led by Kris Kristofferson, go on a tri-state protest over police brutality, high gas prices, and other complaints. An uneven script and just fair acting mar this picture.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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