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Genre: Action
Photography: Color
Running Time: 112 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: June 28, 1978
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Written by: Robert M. Sherman
Starring: Kris Kristofferson
Ali MacGraw
Burt Young
Madge Sinclair
Franklyn Ajaye
Ernest Borgnine

Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and it was distributed by United Artists.


In Arizona, a trucker named 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.

Why It Rocks

  1. The idea of a Convoy semi trucks is decent.
  2. Decent storyline.
  3. Martin Penwald is a likable character.
  4. Awesome soundtrack.
  5. Decent acting.


The film receives mixed reviews, It holds a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes, but a positive reviews from audience alike and fans of semi trucks with a 73% Audience score.