Convoy

Convoy

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Director: Sam Peckinpah, Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine

Cast: Sam Peckinpah, Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine

     
 

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Sam Peckinpah's 1978 trucker flick Convoy comes to DVD from Triumph Marketing presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital sound. There are no special features on this disc, but longtime fans will be pleased that this classic film has finally been released on DVD in the U.S. after 25 years.

Overview

Sam Peckinpah's 1978 trucker flick Convoy comes to DVD from Triumph Marketing presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital sound. There are no special features on this disc, but longtime fans will be pleased that this classic film has finally been released on DVD in the U.S. after 25 years.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
It's hard to believe that Convoy is the work of Sam Peckinpah, one of the cinema's most interesting and singular directors -- and indeed, if oft-repeated stories are true, it indeed hardly is Peckinpah's work. Apparently, the director was not in good enough shape throughout much of the shooting to actually be in charge, and a wide range of second unit directors -- along with actor James Coburn -- are alleged to have filmed the majority of the film. One certainly hopes this is true, as it would at least explain why Convoy is such a mess of a movie. It would not explain, however, why Peckinpah undertook the project in the first place. True, the basic idea of an outsider forced into the role of hero resonates with the director, and the film did provide plenty of opportunities for action, often rendered in the director's trademark slow-motion style. But the action is simple-minded and lacks depth, the story surrounding the action is trite and dull and the whole thing is clearly just an attempt to cash in on the song that gives the film its name and on the "redneck" success of Smokey and the Bandit. The cast tries hard, and the presence of Kris Kristofferson and Ernest Borgnine is helpful, especially in comparison to the non-performance of Ali Mac Graw. But, despite the protests of diehard Peckinpah fans who insist that there's more to Convoy than meets the eye, the truth is that it's a shallow and surprisingly boring misfire.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0880147751696
Original Release:
1978
Rating:
PG
Source:
Triumph Marketing
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Time:
1:51:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kris Kristofferson Rubber Duck
Ali MacGraw Melissa
Ernest Borgnine Lyle Wallace
Burt Young Pig Pen
Madge Sinclair Widow Woman
Franklyn Ajaye Spider Mike
Brian Davies Chuck Arnoldi
Seymour Cassel Gov. Haskins
Cassie Yates Violet
Walter Kelley Hamilton
Whitey Hughes White Rat
Bill Foster Old Iguana
Thomas Huff Lizard Tongue
Jorge Russek Tiny Alvarez
Tom Runyon Runyon
Herb Robins Mechanic Bob
Don Levy Senator Myers
Spec O'Donnell 18 Wheel Eddie
Stacy Newton Bubba
John Bryson Texas Governor
Allen Keller Rosewell
John Gill Jack - Garage Attendant
Stephen Bruton Actor

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Graeme Clifford Editor
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
Garth Craven Editor
Chip Davis Score Composer
Michael Deeley Executive Producer
Candy Flanagin Special Effects
Bill Fries Songwriter
Carol James Costumes/Costume Designer
John Wright Editor
Pepi Lenzi Asst. Director
Frank Lombardo Set Decoration/Design
Francis Lombardo Art Director
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Don Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Bill L. Norton Original Story,Screenwriter
John M. Poer Asst. Director
Bill Randall Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Shaw Asst. Director
Robert M. Sherman Producer
Barry Spikings Executive Producer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Marcel Vercoutere Special Effects
Dennis Washington Art Director
Richard Wells Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Convoy... [3:58]
2. Hell It's Worth It [5:25]
3. This Is Papa Bear [2:52]
4. Why Is All This Stuff on the Table [8:30]
5. Stand Up and Lean Against the Counter [8:30]
6. I Need Your Car [13:23]
7. I Can Slow Him Down a Bit [3:06]
8. New Mexico Here We Come [13:17]
9. Citizens of New Mexico [6:30]
10. You Made It Here in Good Time [8:52]
11. They Got Part of the Convoy in Jail [5:31]
12. Ready to Destroy Alverez, Texas [7:24]
13. Mexico... Here We Come [6:10]
14. Ready... Aim... Fire [2:27]
15. A Lonely Bread [7:09]

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Convoy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I AM SO GLAD TO SEE THIS MOVIE ON DVD. IT WAS THE FIRST TRUCKING MOVIE TO REALLY SHOW THE PROBLEMS OF THE OWNER OPERATOR IN THE EARLY DAYS. THIS MOVIE SHOWS A REAL LIFE ERA WHICH SOME PEOPLE SHOULD SEE. I THINK MORE MOVIES SHOULD BE MADE TO THIS ASPECT, AS THIS WOULD STICK IN THE MINDS OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION AS THIS ONE DID FOR ME.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We waited a long time for this movie to come out on DVD. When it arrived the disc was loose in the folder with lots of scratches on it. We decided to see if it would play anyway. It skipped some but most disappointing was a lot of the original scenes have been cut. If you like the original movie don't waste your time or money on this DVD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this Movie. It was so cool. Driving trucks. And crashed the gait doing 98. And the convoy song at the end of the movie.
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