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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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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Fun, well paced movie
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This made-for-TV movie is very nicely paced. There's a steady rhythm to the story and I was pulled along for the duration of the movie. There's a lot of driving since they're going from California to Texas, but it's not boring. There's some of everything. The action and crisis points are well done. The dialogue is pared down and snappy. No long-winded discussions. Each scene is succinct and easy to follow.

I really, really enjoyed this movie. David Janssen leads the cast and his acting is always so good, so natural, and he is so relatable. He just makes you root for him. The character he plays (Jake) is a nice person, a good friend, dependable, always calm and steady. Soft spoken and kind, yet tough. Kind of the perfect man.

Right from the start, the bond between Jake and his friend Donny is apparent. Jake asks about his health, his wife. I like that there's no complaining about women, which can be common in buddy/buddy movies. Throughout the movie, you hear and see Jake's concern for Donny's health. It's a tight friendship.

Jake meets a young woman named Eileen at a road-side stop in a small town. She's also warm, calm, independent. Their interaction is pleasant and a welcomed reprieve - a nice detour on this road trip loaded with trouble.

David Janssen, Keenan Wynn and Lee Purcell are all very good. It's a fun movie. Watch it for the action, fights, explosions, and especially the very fine performances of the cast. I recommend it.


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