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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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijack See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Jake Wilkenson: You got any cold beer?
Eileen Noonan: Over there in the fridge. Help yourself.
Jake Wilkenson: OK.
Eileen Noonan: To the beer.
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7 October 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

If they'd have set up a completely do-able police escort, then this movie would not have been necessary. It's about two truckers (Janssen and Wynn) who, absent any official assistance, contract (for much more than usual pay) to drive an 18-wheeler to Houston, some distance away. We are led to believe that their trailer contains top-secret private-sector-to-government cargo, which is of interest to a gang of interceptors willing to kill to get it. In addition to the attempted foils of the bandits (including tampering with the rig; setting up a bogus road-block and detour; even a helicopter attack), the duo is also delayed by the overweightness of the equipment and police interest in Janssen's unregistered hand-gun. A problem-solving letter carried by the pair, however, gets them out of those binds, but, for some reason, that escort/relay wasn't arranged. And, amongst all this, Janssen even has time for a little romance. That pretty much tells everything except the conclusion. My guess, though, is that only about 5 of 10 will consider this trip worthwhile. Oh, and by the way... notice how - in the opening scene - Janssen comes boppin' in in his bob-tail; yet we learn a short time later that his driver's license has been suspended.


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