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Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western and novelty song "Convoy" by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis. It is considered the premier example of the CB Radio/trucker film genre which rose to prominence in the 1970s following the success of Smokey and the Bandit, White Line Fever and the television series Movin' On.
Truck driver Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald (Kristofferson) is driving through the desert in Arizona, when a woman in a Jaguar passes by. They're driving side by side for a while when a sheriff's deputy pulls over Rubber Duck, who in turn sets the deputy upon the woman who was "enticing him".
Proceeding on his way, Rubber Duck runs into two friends (and fellow truck drivers) Pig Pen (Burt Young) and Spider Mike (Franklyn Ajaye), when over the C.B., another "trucker" informs them that the road up ahead is "all clean and green" and they are okay to increase their speed. The "trucker" also insults Pig Pen (Love Machine) by calling his Bulldog Mac Truck a pussy, as they come around the sharp turn going 75 they are caught by the "trucker"...