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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 »

Also Known As:

Hijack See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The weigh station at the start of their trip is on northbound Interstate 5 near the Magic Mountain amusement park 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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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The Fugitive: Six Years Later
28 September 2016 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

A truck transports very important content, but the driver (David Janssen) is unclear what the content is?

I am the seventh person to review this film! However, I don't think that figure suggests a lack of interest in this TV movie, but rather a lack of worldwide screenings: I don't think anybody has seen it! (I just found it on YouTube).

I did not turn to this flick because I am big on truck movies. I went to it because I like David Janssen, who is best known as Richard Kimble in QM's The Fugitive series (1963-67).

Kimble was on the road for 120 Fugitive episodes and he always found time to find a cute girl, well guess what...both things happen all over again in this film! But that is good, this sort of feels like "The Fugitive: Six Years Later" with ten times more action than usual.

And as with all Fugitive episodes, it is very well scripted.

Hijack might not be the most memorable flick ever made, but it is very well made with fine location filming, action, gun play and a great ending!


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