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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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Leonard J. Horn (as Leonard Horn)

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Michael Kelly (teleplay), James D. Buchanan (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Janssen ... Jake Wilkenson
Keenan Wynn ... Donny McDonald
Lee Purcell ... Eileen Noonan
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Briscoe
William Schallert ... Frank Kleiner
Tom Tully ... Mr. Noonan
Ron Feinberg ... Bearded Man (as Ronald Feinberg)
William Mims William Mims ... Highway Patrol Captain
John A. Zee John A. Zee ... Man with Glasses
Dallas Mitchell Dallas Mitchell ... Houston Dispatcher
Morris Buchanan ... L.A. Dispatcher
Jim Burk Jim Burk ... First Cowboy
Walter Wyatt Walter Wyatt ... Second Cowboy (as Walt Wyatt)
James W. Gavin James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot
Robert Golden 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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Hijack See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This movie and the TV show Cannon: He Who Digs a Grave (1973) ran two weeks apart back in 1973 and in both, Lee Purcell played David Janssen's love interest. 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.
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A trucker movie before truckin' was cool
12 May 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

This TV movie was Black Dog, Thunder Run and The Road Warrior all rolled into one, though it was made before the others. David Janssen from the TV series The Fugitive is a truck driver who has lost his truck driving license. It will be temporarily reinstated if he drives a load from Los Angeles to Houston, and, upon completion of the run, it will be permanently reinstated. Gee, can the law really be manipulated like that? Didn't that happen in Black Dog? Keenan Wynn plays his co-driver. They drive one of the White Freightliner cabovers popular at that time. Along the way, people try to highjack the load. Gee, didn't that happen in Thunder Run? They stop for a while in the desert. Will they make it to Houston? And what were they hauling, anyway?


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