Director: Sam Peckinpah
Actors: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine
Runtime: 110 min
After the incident with the police in Arizona, a group of truck drivers flee across the state border to New Mexico, where they are joined by a large number of colleagues in support and solidarity. Truckers form a protest convoy that succeeds in drawing attention to the police harassment and other problems they face. The movie was made during the peak of independent truckers culture in the United States. After the film’s release, thousands of independent truck drivers went on strike and participated in violent protests during the 1979 energy crisis.
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