Convoy (1978) Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Kris Kristofferson as Martin “Rubber Duck” Penwald and Ali MacGraw as Melissa (not pictured)

Melissa: That’s incredible. Where are they all coming from?
Rubber Duck: Everywhere.
Melissa: I can’t believe it. Why?
Rubber Duck: Don’t ask me. Ask them. I’m runnin’ for my life myself.
Melissa: Yeah, but they’re all following you.
Rubber Duck: No they ain’t. I’m just in front of them.

6 Responses to “Convoy (1978)”

  1. I have to revisit this movie. In a certain way this film was really a reflection of its time.

    No they ain’t. I’m must in front of them.

    Is that supposed to be ‘just’? Sorry, the proofreader in me picks up this stuff.

  2. Yep. Just. I’d had a couple of cocktails before posting this one :)

    It’s not Peckinpah’s best and I’d never make the argument that it’s great, but it’s a great reflection of a certain time and place when I was little and trucks were cool.

  3. Yep. Trucks and truckers were cool, and in certain ways the lifestyle of truckers (and life on the road in middle-of-America generally) was romanticized.

  4. Don’t forget the whole CB culture too.

  5. Yep, was thinking of the whole CB culture and films like Smokey and the Bandit (which has its own convoy scene).

  6. Jerry Reed!

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