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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in ... See full summary »
While driving through the Arizona desert, Albuquerque based independent trucker Martin Penwald - who goes by the handle "Rubber Duck" - along with his fellow truckers "Pig Pen" and "Spider Mike", are entrapped by unscrupulous Sheriff Lyle "Cottonmouth" Wallace using a key tool of the trucker's trade, the citizens' band (CB) radio. Rubber Duck and Cottonmouth have a long, antagonistic history. When this encounter later escalates into a more physical one as Cottonmouth threatens Spider Mike, a man who just wants to get home to his pregnant wife, Rubber Duck and other the truckers involved, including Spider Mike, Pig Pen and "Widow Woman", go on the run, figuring the best thing to do being to head to New Mexico to avoid prosecution. Along for the ride is Melissa, a beautiful photographer who just wanted a ride to the airport. As news of what happened spreads over the CB airwaves, other truckers join their convoy as a show of support. Cottonmouth rallies other law enforcement officers ... Written by
The song "Old Home Fill 'Er Up and Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe" had been written in 1974 by Bill Fries (aka CW McCall) for a series of bread commercials in Nebraska, and the success of the song and commercials inspired him to write more trucking-type songs, including "Convoy" , resulting in increased interest with CB radios and trucker lingo. By the time the movie went into production in 1977, however, the trend had already faded, but that didn't stop it from being a box-office hit. See more »
When Sheriff Lyle's squad car gets sandwiched by two trucks, the camera used inside the car is mounted in the rear, but its size was such that it couldn't be positioned out of shot of the second camera mounted on a flatbed trailer in front of the action. See more »
[On the CB]
I don't read nothin' in scripture that says thou shall not put the pedal to the metal.
Welcome aboard there, Reverend. We could sure use some spiritual help here. Think you can handle it?
It's a pleasure, our pleasure. We're just tryin' to do a good job, Brother Rubber.
Brother Rubber? What is that guy's name? He ain't no Reverend.
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During the final credits, clips from the movie are played. These include a few brief shots which don't appear in the final film (such as the final clip of the couple in the antique car). The clips also *roughly* follow the film backwards (the first few clips are from the end of the film, and they progress back to the beginning). See more »