Convoy [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 26830264
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 10)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary by film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons & Nick Redman
  • Passion & Poetry - Sam's trucker movie (73 minutes)
  • US Radio spots (animated with C/BW& W photos)
  • US TV spot & theatrical trailer
  • "Promoting Convoy" featurette
  • Three deleted scenes
  • Injokes, friends & cameos
  • Trucker notes from Norway
  • More production stills

Synopsis


Convoy
The CB (citizen's band) radio fad had nearly run its course when this feel-good action film was made by director Sam Peckinpah. In the story, based on C.W. McCall's song "Convoy", a group of struggling truckers (who stay in touch by CB) run into a situation which ignites their indignation. They arrange to form a truck convoy under the leadership of the man whose CB nickname is "Rubber Duck" (Kris Kristofferson). He is the most aggrieved of the bunch, having been harassed beyond the point of endurance by Lyle Wallace (Ernest Borgnine) a blackmailing traffic cop who pursues him ever more frantically through several states after he fails to submit to the phony speed trap he had set up. As news of the truck convoy spreads, unexpected allies join the line, and the now-gigantic illegal protest becomes the subject of national news reports. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson - Rubber Duck
  • Ali MacGraw
    Ali MacGraw - Melissa
  • Ernest Borgnine
    Ernest Borgnine - Lyle Wallace
  • Burt Young
    Burt Young - Pig Pen
  • Madge Sinclair
    Madge Sinclair - Widow Woman



Customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Update to a Classic

    Posted
    Dkillett
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    Being a huge fan of this movie, I was totally ecstatic to find out it was available on blu-ray. I found the quality to be excellent (well as excellent as could be expected from a 30+ year old movie). I was totally pleased with the movie itself. The Extras, that's just the icing on the cake. Interviews with some of the cast members, production stills from the making of the movie were all great. As for the deleted scenes, they weren't quite what I had expected. As they didn't really keep extra footage back then, it's basically production stills with an explanation of what the scene would have been had it been included. Absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    convoy is a good 70's movie about tuck drivers

    Posted
    tooshort74
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    convoy came out on the heels of smokey and the bandit so it was not as big hit as smokey was but it is still a very good movie about truck drivers and it has some humor but no way near as the humor that is in smokey has in it but convoy is a good movie from start to finish and the blu-ray looks and sounds very good and well worth owning on blu-ray so if you have not seen it before i would check it out worth seeing and owning

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    LCCJ
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    Better than what the showed on television, plot easier to follow without all the commercials. Great commentary by Kris Kristofferson .and others, behind the scenes info. I didn't know.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    an average movie

    Posted
    bacintime29
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    the truck drivers have many of the same issues now as back when the movie first came out, the movie was entertaining but would not watch it when children are around

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Campy 70s movie

    Posted
    cking
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    This movie has a plot holes big enough to drive a semi from the movie through but if you like campy 70s movies then this one is for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie about truckers

    Posted
    djac5899
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    Kris Kristoferson is great in this movie along with Jackie Gleason. It has been remastered and is great to watch again and again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bought it as a gift

    Posted
    kiki0919

    bought as a gift for my dad its one of his favorite movies. i was quite surprized to find it on dvd for him and he is happy with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Darick
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    Movie on dvd has been hard to come by best buy not only had it but shipped it super fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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