6.3/10
103
7 user 1 critic
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.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nowhere to Run (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Harry patiently executes a 15-year plan to accumulate enough wealth to start a new life, faking his own suicide, leaving his loveless marriage and former life behind, and strives to do it without really hurting anyone.

Director: Richard Lang
Stars: David Janssen, Allen Garfield, Linda Evans
The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie 1979)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In San Francisco, a police detective, aided by a catholic nun, investigates the case of a priest who falls to his death from the Golden Gate bridge.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: David Janssen, Susannah York, Paul Coufos
City in Fear (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A psycho-on-the-loose story, about a burned-out newspaper columnist and his circulation-hungry publisher who wants him to turn the killer into Page One news.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Perry King
Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie 1974)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Snakes on board an American sub set off a chain of events that ultimately causes the boat to sink to the bottom of the ocean. The surviving crew must devise a rescue plan to free themselves and raise the sub.

Director: Russ Mayberry
Stars: David Janssen, Hope Lange, Ivan Dixon
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (TV Movie 1974)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ex-cop protects his ex-partner's supermodel daughter when she becomes the target of an obsessed psychopath who kills the men intimately involved with her.

Director: Jerry Thorpe
Stars: David Janssen, Jodie Foster, Andrea Marcovicci
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam
The Longest Night (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin, while her family and the police search for her.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: David Janssen, James Farentino, Phyllis Thaxter
Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie 1976)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: David Janssen, Don Meredith, Christopher George
Skyjacked (1972)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux
Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie 1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman
Night Chase (TV Movie 1970)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man fleeing the scene of his wife's shooting forms an unexpected relationship with the tough cab driver he hires to drive him to the Mexican border.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: David Janssen, Yaphet Kotto, Victoria Vetri
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
Frank Kleiner
...
Mr. Noonan
...
Bearded Man (as Ronald Feinberg)
William Mims ...
Highway Patrol Captain
John A. Zee ...
Man with Glasses
Dallas Mitchell ...
Houston Dispatcher
...
L.A. Dispatcher
Jim Burk ...
First Cowboy
Walter Wyatt ...
Second Cowboy (as Walt Wyatt)
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot
Robert Golden ...
Weigh Station Officer
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hijack  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Contents of the truck the sole puzzler in trite melodrama.
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

David Janssen, as Jake, and Keenan Wynn, as his partner and pal Donny, are independent truckers who are hired along with their big rig by a man named Kleiner (William Schallert) to haul an unknown cargo from Los Angeles to Houston for a handsome stipend of $6000, but with a deadline to be met for their labours. Kleiner is apparently a front man for a corporation dealing in government contracts, and the only description he will offer the driving duo of their sealed cargo is that it is "non-explosive and non-chemical", sweetening the payoff with a guarantee that Jake's driving license, temporarily reactivated for this assignment, will be permanently reinstated upon its timely completion, having been suspended after he punched an officer at a weighing station outlet. Success of the journey quickly becomes in doubt, as the 18 wheeler is harried by a persistent group of men with homicidal tendencies who obviously are covetous of the van contents and who must be continually fought off by Jake and Donny as their pursuers, little heeding the rules of the road, employ automatic weapons and a helicopter in their highjacking attempts. When not warding off sallies from the stalkers, Jake finds time for the obligatory romantic interlude, his paramour being a young woman (Lee Purcell) living with her grandfather in a highway bypassed hamlet, and their entr'acte, although handled with taste, makes little sense unless one accepts that some sort of intermission is called for by the cargo hunters. Even less rational is the climactic conflict between the two buddies and their violence-prone adversaries, but the film's ending includes a nicely ironic twist and the relationship between the two friends, although skimpily developed, is the best part of the scenario, since Donny has a heart "condition" and Jake's concern for him is made convincing by Janssen.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page