History Film / Convoy

5th Oct '17 5:25:43 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* GondorCallsforAid: When Spider Mike is thrown into prison by the Sheriff of Alvarez, Texas, a sympathetic janitor at the jail send a call for help by CB radio. The message is relayed from trucker to trucker until it arrives to Rubber Duck.

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* GondorCallsforAid: GondorCallsForAid: When Spider Mike is thrown into prison by the Sheriff of Alvarez, Texas, a sympathetic janitor at the jail send a call for help by CB radio. The message is relayed from trucker to trucker until it arrives to Rubber Duck.
18th Aug '17 6:32:20 PM ANTMuddle
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* TheFilmOfTheSong: ''Convoy'' is based on the eponymous C.W. [=McCall=] song. [=McCall=] actually re-recorded the song with new lyrics for the movie, making it a Song of the Film of the Song.

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* TheFilmOfTheSong: ''Convoy'' is based on the eponymous C.W. [=McCall=] song. [=McCall=] actually re-recorded the song with new DarkerAndEdgier lyrics for the movie, making it a Song of the Film of the Song.
17th Jun '17 6:16:12 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* PoliceBrutality: Wallace asks a Sheriff of a little Texas town to arrest Spider Mike, an afroamerican trucker who has left the convoy, to use him as a bait to catch Rubber Duck. The Sheriff brutally beats the poor chap down.

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* PoliceBrutality: Wallace asks a Sheriff of a little Texas town to arrest Spider Mike, an afroamerican Afro-American trucker who has left the convoy, to use him as a bait to catch Rubber Duck. The Sheriff brutally beats the poor chap down.
13th Jun '17 8:56:25 AM Mdumas43073
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''Film/VanishingPoint''... [[RecycledInSpace with trucks!]]

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It's ''Film/VanishingPoint''... [[RecycledInSpace with trucks!]]
30th May '17 5:20:28 PM BobSaget9
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* DueltotheDeath: [[spoiler:With a truck and a platoon of the Texas National Guard.]]

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* DueltotheDeath: DuelToTheDeath: [[spoiler:With a truck and a platoon of the Texas National Guard.]]



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere!: When the trucks converge on his police station to free Spider Mike, the Sheriff of Alvarez [[DirtyCoward jumps on his patrol car and tries to flee]]. But he is outdriven by the truckers and crashes into an house.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere!: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the trucks converge on his police station to free Spider Mike, the Sheriff of Alvarez [[DirtyCoward jumps on his patrol car and tries to flee]]. But he is outdriven by the truckers and crashes into an house.
15th Oct '16 3:50:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Although not clear in the film, Violet the truck stop waitress is actually "Dirty" Lyle Wallace's wife. According to the commentators on the 2016 Special Edition DVD/Blu Ray, it was more implicit in the script and added to the personal tensions between Lyle and Rubber Duck, since RD is very clearly engaged in an affair with Violet. The only hints that remain in the overall film is when RD asks Violet if/when is she going to leave her "old man" (slang for "husband") when she comes back into the truck stop after the fight and lets Lyle out. He then says to her, "We'll talk about this later." Although it can be inferred from this line and the fact that she actually freed him that they are involved (in the same way she's involved with RD), there is no direct implication that they are married. It only exists in the script.


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* ReCut: Creator/SamPeckinpah's original cut was around 3-1/2 hours long. Since he wasn't involved in post-production, the film was edited by studio staff and editor Garth Craven down to 1 hour and 50 minutes.
19th Jun '16 9:17:54 AM mavacca
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* HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy: The police officers who give pursuit to the convoy after the brawl in the diner crashes their cars [[LemmingCops while chasing the trucks across a dirt road]].

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* HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy: The police officers who give pursuit to the convoy after the brawl in the diner crashes crash their cars [[LemmingCops while chasing the trucks across a dirt road]].
19th Jun '16 9:17:21 AM mavacca
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* DeadpanSnarker: Rubber Duck and Lyle Wallace. But all the truckers have their moments.
* DirtyCoward: The Sheriff of Alvarez. He is a brutal racist who uselessly beats inoffensive prisoners, but his first reaction when the truckers come to get Spider Mike out of jail is to try and get out of Dodge. Lyle Wallace remarkably stands his ground.



* HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy: The police officers who give pursuit to the convoy after the brawl in the diner crashes their cars [[LemmingCops while chasing the trucks across a dirt road]].



* OhCrap!: The reaction of Lyle Wallace and of the Sheriff of Alvarez when they realize that the entire convoy of trucks has joined Rubber Duck to save Spider Mike.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We rarely learn any of the main characters real names.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We rarely learn any of the main characters real names.
* PoliceAreUseless: Apart from Sheriff Wallace, who may be a CorruptCop, but is very good at his job, most of the police officers that try to stop Rubber Duck's convoy are either incompetent or [[PoliceBrutality brutal bigots]].

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We rarely learn any of the main characters real names.
* PoliceAreUseless: Apart from Sheriff Wallace, who may be a CorruptCop, but is very good at his job, most of the police officers that try to stop Rubber Duck's convoy are either incompetent or incompetent, [[DirtyCoward cowards]] and/or [[PoliceBrutality brutal bigots]].


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere!: When the trucks converge on his police station to free Spider Mike, the Sheriff of Alvarez [[DirtyCoward jumps on his patrol car and tries to flee]]. But he is outdriven by the truckers and crashes into an house.
19th Jun '16 8:44:14 AM mavacca
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* GondorCallsforAid: When Spider Mike is thrown into prison by the Sheriff of Alvarez, Texas, a sympathetic janitor at the jail send a call for help by CB radio. The message is relayed from trucker to trucker until it arrives to Rubber Duck.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Apart from Sheriff Wallace, who may be a CorruptCop, but is very good at his job, most of the police officers that try to stop Rubber Duck's convoy are either incompetent or [[PoliceBrutality brutal bigots]].
* PoliceBrutality: Wallace asks a Sheriff of a little Texas town to arrest Spider Mike, an afroamerican trucker who has left the convoy, to use him as a bait to catch Rubber Duck. The Sheriff brutally beats the poor chap down.
19th Jun '16 8:16:23 AM mavacca
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* DueltotheDeath: [[spoiler:With a truck and a platoon of the Texas National Guard.]]



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: At the end Wallace brings with him an entire unit of the Texas National Guard, complete of an M42 Duster armoured vehicle, to confront Rubber Duck and his truck

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: At [[spoiler:At the end Wallace brings with him an entire unit of the Texas National Guard, complete of an M42 Duster armoured vehicle, to confront Rubber Duck and his trucktruck.]]
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