Two truck drivers are hired to transport a top-secret cargo from New York to Houston. Along the way they must evade attempts by a terrorist group to hijack the material.

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Jake Wilkenson
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Donny McDonald
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Eileen Noonan
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Mrs. Briscoe
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Frank Kleiner
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Mr. Noonan
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Bearded Man (as Ronald Feinberg)
William Mims ...
Highway Patrol Captain
John A. Zee ...
Man with Glasses
Dallas Mitchell ...
Houston Dispatcher
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L.A. Dispatcher
Jim Burk ...
First Cowboy
Walter Wyatt ...
Second Cowboy (as Walt Wyatt)
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot
Robert Golden ...
Weigh Station Officer
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Two truck drivers are hired to transport a top-secret cargo from New York to Houston. Along the way they must evade attempts by a terrorist group to hijack the material.

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In addition to this, Keenan Wynn was in two other movies where David Janssen was the lead: King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) and Warning Shot (1967). See more »

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Jake Wilkenson: [to Donny] All right, I'll put it to you straight. You're old, you're sick, and you're no good to me.
[Exit]
Mrs. Briscoe: [to Donny] Are you all right?
Donny McDonald: No, I'm not. I'm old, I'm sick, and I've got one helluva buddy.
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Not a Bad Trucker Movie...
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have recently gotten into TV movies out of the 70's and been trying to track them down anyway that I can find them. I was fortunate to run across this on a compilation DVD at Suncoast with some other trucker movies.

Well on to the review, this movie does look dated because it was made in 1973, major league 70's fashion along with clothes,cars and even the eighteen wheelers that were used in the movie.(SPOILERS) The story revolves around two truckers who are offered a substantial amount of money to take a big rig from Los Angeles to Houston, Texas. Along the way a group of individuals try to stop them anyway they can even if they have to kill them to do it. The acting by the two leads David Janssen and Keenan Wynn are quite good and keep the movie going along. I was surprised at how well some things that were handled, along with the photography and stunts. The Dialog is not great but for a TV movie it was a nice waste of time as opposed to some of the major movies that are put out nowadays.

It's nice to know that some of the simple movies that were put out in the 70's are not lost, even if they were put out on TV.

It's not great but it's not bad either.


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