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Main Details

  • Released in 1978
  • Color
  • Running Time:110 Min.
  • Production Co: EMI Films
  • Distribution Co: United Artists (1978) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Sam Peckinpah
  • Written by Bill L. Norton
  • Starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young, Madge Sinclair, Franklyn Ajaye, Brian Davies
  • Produced by Michael Deeley, Robert M. Sherman, Barry Spikings, Michael Friedman
  • Original Music by Chip Davis
  • Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr.
  • Film Editing by Garth Craven, John Wright


  • Kristofferson and MacGraw...ain't nothin' gonna get in their way!


Convoy is based on the 1975 country and western novelty song "Convoy" by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis. Convoy was filmed almost entirely in the state of New Mexico. Production began in 1977 when the CB Radio/trucking craze was at its peak, made during the same period as such films as Smokey and the Bandit (1977), White Line Fever, Handle with Care (1977), Breaker! Breaker! and High Ballin' (1978), as well as the television series Movin' On (1974–1976) and B. J. and the Bear (1979–1981). Peckinpah's original cut of Convoy was around three and a half hours long. Since he wasn't involved in post production, movie was edited by studio staff and editor Garth Craven down to 1 hour and 50 minutes long running time. (Wikipedia)

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