Inspired by the trucker/CB radio fad of the late 1970s and the eponymous hit single by C.W. McCall, Peckinpah’s rousing modern-day Western stars Kris Kristofferson as laconic big-rig driver Martin “Rubber Duck” Penwald, the head of an ever-increasing convoy of 18-wheeler-driving renegades who lead a corrupt, trucker-hating cop (Ernest Borgnine) on a wild, death-defying interstate chase along the dusty Southwest highways. Mixing pedal-to-the-metal action set pieces—including a fiery tractor-trailer explosion—and stick-it-to-the-man attitude, Convoy is a rowdy, rambunctious ode to the anti-authoritarian spirit of the 1970s.