The director and star of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, together again for a truly wild ride! To close out the Seventies, Sam Peckinpah took the popular CB radio-themed novelty country song by C.W. McCall, and married it with a freewheeling, Altman-esque take on the plight of the Little Guy vs. The Political Machine, with Kris Kristofferson joined behind the wheel by another former Peckinpah star: The Getaway’s Ali McGraw, returning to the screen after a six-year absence. As it was no secret that Convoy was filmed at a particularly chaotic time in Peckinpah’s later life, the film zig-zags like the Roadrunner leaving Wile E. Coyote in the dust — and the result is a loony, highly fun dogpile of character gags, wide vistas of eighteen-wheeler mayhem, Kristofferson with his shirt off (hubba-hubba!), and McGraw defiantly sporting one of the weirdest hairdos of the era. They really, really don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
Dir. Sam Peckinpah, 1978, 35mm, 110 min.

Watch the trailer for “Convoy”!
YouTube Preview Image