[ KULT!: ] CONVOY! {MOVIE, SONG, SOUNDTRACK..}

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In meiner Jugend (ja.. auch die gab´s einmal..! *gg*) gab es einen Kult-Song.. einen Kultfilm, der in Teutonistan leider ein wenig in Vergessenheit geriet..
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Video 1: Convoy

Yanqui9:
„Convoy“ is a 1975 novelty song performe „Convoy“ is a 1975 novelty song performed by C.W. McCall (pseudonym of Bill Fries) that became a number-one hit in the USA and helped start a worldwide craze for citizens band (CB) radio. I like this silly song alot so I made a quick music video for it“
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Convoy ist ein Road-Movie aus dem Jahr 1978 von Sam Peckinpah, das den Trucker als modernen Cowboy darstellt. Der Film basiert auf einem Country-Song von C.W. McCall (1975) mit dem gleichen Titel. Song & Movie traten den damaligen Hype um den CB-Funk los..! Kein Wunder.. das Handy (Cellphone) war noch unbekannt..! *ggg*

Wer den Song -der später zum Film inspirierte!- hört, möchte glauben, der „moderne“ (!?) RAP sei ein vergessenes Stiefkind der Trucker- / Countrymusic..! *smile*
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Video2: Convoy
Performed by Paul Brandt

[YouTube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anrTSU-kV30]

Video 3: Convoy MusicVid

CW McCall Convoy from VH1 8track Flashback

VID 4: Convoy (Movie-Intro!)

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hSrivTWugs]

Youtube-Users:
„The Beginning is the best of this great movie! Together with the sound of the Truck and the music – its real amazing! Also the desert – premium atmosphere!“

„Yeah, its my pleasure that you feel the same way! btw: Kris Kristofferson is one of my personal „All-Time-Heros“ since my childhood cause of this movie! Maybe anoter reason for that, is that I really love the southwest of the USA. I already was several times there. And this film shows the southwest as it really is! Very impressing!“

VID´eo 5: Pump Up The Convoy:

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(Nachtrag vom 9/12/06)

Filmdaten
Deutscher Titel: Convoy
Originaltitel: Convoy
Produktionsland: USA
Erscheinungsjahr: 1978
Länge (PAL-DVD): 111 Minuten
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Originalsprache: Englisch
Altersfreigabe: FSK 16
Stab
Regie: Sam Peckinpah
Drehbuch: Bill L. Norton
Produktion: Robert M. Sherman
Musik: Chip Davis
Kamera: Harry Stradling jr.
Schnitt: Creame Clifford, Garth Craven, John Wright
Besetzung
  • Kris Kristofferson: Rubber Duck
  • Ali MacGraw: Melissa
  • Ernest Borgnine: Lyle Wallace
  • Madge Sinclair: Die “schwarze Witwe”
  • Burt Young: Pig Pen
  • Franklin Ajaye: Spider-Mike
  • Brian Davies: Reporter Chuck Arnoldy
  • Seymor Cassel: Jerry Haskins

Handlung

Der Trucker „Rubber Duck“ (CB-Funk-Codename) und zwei unbekannte Kollegen (Codenamen „Spider Mike“ und „Love Machine“), die er auf den einsamen Highways der USA über CB-Funk kennenlernt, werden von einem streitsüchtigen Cop durch absichtlich falsche Angaben dazu verleitet, schneller als erlaubt zu fahren und kurz darauf von selbigem in seiner „Radarfalle“ zur Kasse gebeten. Als sie kurze Zeit später in einem Truck Stop speisen wollen, folgt ihnen eben dieser Cop mit Namen „Lyle Wallace“ – wegen seiner fiesen Art auch „Dirty Lyle“ genannt. Aufgrund einer kleinen Provokation seitens der Trucker über CB-Funk will der offensichtlich rassistisch eingestellte „Bulle“ erneut Ärger machen, und den dunkelhäutigen Kollegen „Spider Mike“ – der wegen Wallace’s Hinterhalt jetzt pleite ist – wegen Landstreicherei einsperren.

Dies lassen sich die Trucker aber nicht gefallen, und es kommt zu einer wilden Schlägerei, in die auch weitere im Truck Stop ansässige Trucker eingreifen, und in der insgesamt 3 Polizisten angegriffen werden. Da die Fahrer jetzt straffällig geworden sind, wollen sie möglichst schnell verschwinden, bis Gras über die Sache gewachsen ist, und bilden einen Konvoi, um es der Polizei möglichst schwer zu machen, sie festzunehmen. Schon bald werden sie allerdings gezwungen, weitere Vergehen zu begehen, woraufhin das Polizeiaufgebot immer größer wird. Zudem schließen sich immer mehr Trucker dem Konvoi an, die über CB-Funk Wind von der Sache bekommen haben, und nutzen ihn als gewaltigen Protest gegen die Behörden. Nachdem Straßensperren den Konvoi nicht zum Anhalten bewegen können, und das Katz- und Mausspiel zwischen Polizei und Fernfahrer zu eskalieren droht, sieht der örtliche Gouverneur eine ideale Möglichkeit, sich im Zuge des Wahlkampfes publik zu machen, und außerdem eine Menge Wählerstimmen – nämlich die der Trucker – zu sichern. Der Trucker „Spider Mike“ wird während der Nachhausefahrt zu seiner schwangeren und bald gebärenden Frau von einem Sheriff in einem texanischen Nest verhaftet und dann auf Geheiß von „Dirty Lyle“, der „Spider Mike“ als Köder für die Verantwortlichen des Konvoi benutzen will, gefangen gehalten. Während einer offiziellen Versammlung der Trucker mit dem Gouvernour über das Stille Post-Prinzip per CB-Funk kommt eben dies heraus, und „Rubber Duck“ macht sich auf, um „Spider Mike“ – notfalls mit Gewalt – aus der Obhut der korrupten Polizei zu befreien. Der Konflikt gipfelt schließlich auf einer Brücke über dem Rio Grande zwischen USA und Mexiko, auf der „Rubber Duck“ und seinem Trailer mit explosiven Chemikalien die Nationalgarde gegenübersteht.

Soundtrack
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Der Soundtrack zum Film, auf dem unter anderem der Song Convoy von C.W. McCall sowie Lucille von Kenny Rogers enthalten ist, verkaufte sich etwa 3 Millionen mal. Die Titelliste der Langspielplatte beinhaltete folgende Songs:

Seite A:

  • „Convoy“ (neue Version) – C.W. McCall
  • „Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue“ – Crystal Gayle
  • „Blanket on the Ground“ – Billie Jo Spears
  • „Keep on the Sunny Side“ – Doc Watson
  • „Okie from Muskogee“ – Merle Haggard

Seite B:

  • „Lucille“ – Kenny Rogers
  • „Southern Nights“ – Glen Campbell
  • „Walk Right Back“ – Anne Murray
  • „Cowboys Don’t Get Lucky All the Time“ – Gene Watson
  • „I Cheated on a Good Woman’s Love“ – Billy „Crash“ Craddock

Auszeichnungen

Der Film gewann im Jahr 1980 die Goldene Leinwand.

Weitere Hinweise

Peckinpah – der vorher vorwiegend für Western verantwortlich zeichnete – überträgt die dort oftmals vergegenwärtigte „Cowboy und Indianer“- oder Räuber und Gendarm-Schwarzweißmalerei in das moderne Leben. Die Fronten – „Gut und Böse“ – sind klar gesetzt. Der Film zeigt einen Mann, der sich von korrupten Möchtegern-Gesetzeshütern nicht auf die Schippe nehmen lässt, und eine (zunächst nicht beabsichtigte) Revolte anführt, um auf die Problematik aufmerksam zu machen.

Weblinks

Von „http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convoy

1. B00005LJBP Convoy
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2. B000HEVTB8 Convoy [UK IMPORT]
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Convoy (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

„Convoy“ is a 1975 novelty song performed by C.W. McCall (pseudonym of Bill Fries) that became a number-one hit in the USA and helped start a worldwide craze for citizens band (CB) radio.

The song

The song consists of three different types of interspersed dialog: A simulated CB conversation, the narration of the story and the chorus. It is the story about a fictitious minor trucker rebellion that drives from the west coast to the east coast of the United States without stopping. What they are protesting (other than the then-prevalent 55 miles per hour speed limit) isn’t stated in the song.

The „conversation“ is between two truckers, using their handles „Rubber Duck“ and „Pig Pen“, but we only hear the Rubber Duck side of the conversation.

Rubber Duck (driving a Kenworth with a load of logs) is at the „front door“ (the leader) of three eighteen-wheelers (tractor and semi-trailer) when he realizes that they have a convoy. Following the Rubber Duck is an unnamed trucker in a „cab-over Pete with a reefer on“ (a refrigerated trailer, hauled by a Peterbilt truck configured with the cab over the engine), while Pig Pen brings up the rear in a „Jimmy“ (GMC truck) hauling hogs.

During the song, Rubber Duck keeps complaining about the smell of the hogs, so he keeps asking Pig Pen to „back off“ (fall further behind). Pig Pen has fallen so far back that by the end of the song when Rubber Duck is in New Jersey, Pig Pen has only gotten as far as Omaha.

The convoy begins June 6th on „I-one-oh“ (I-10) just outside of „Shakytown“ (Los Angeles, California, known by that name due to its frequent earth tremors). By the time they get to „Tulsatown“ (Tulsa, Oklahoma), there are eighty-five trucks in the convoy and the „bears“ (police) have set up a road block and have a „bear in the air“ (helicopter) monitoring the situation. By the time they get to „Chi-town“ (Chicago, Illinois), the convoy has been joined by a „suicide jockey“ (truck hauling explosives) and „eleven long-haired friends of Jesus in a chartreuse microbus“, and the police have called out „reinforcements from the ‚Illinoise‘ (Illinois) National Guard“. The convoy crashes another road block when crossing a toll bridge into New Jersey, and by this time they have „a thousand screamin‘ trucks“ in all.

Remake

The song was covered in 2004 by Paul Brandt. The video features Brandt and fellow country singers Jason McCoy and Aaron Lines as well as Calgary Flames defensemen Mike Commodore and Rhett Warrener as truckers and George Canyon, of Nashville Star fame as the highway patrol officer. The video can be seen on CMT in both Canada and the United States.

Trivia

  • The song charted in many countries around the world where CB radio didn’t even exist and often set off floods of illegally imported American CB gear. Several countries quickly established legitimate CB radio services in response.
  • A 1978 film also called Convoy was loosely based on the song.
  • Fries, who provides McCall’s voice in the long-running series of commercials for the Metz Baking Company, cowrote „Convoy“ with Chip Davis – whose assembly of backup musicians for the ads eventually became Mannheim Steamroller.
  • Pig Pen’s „twenty“ (slang for 10-20, or current location) of Omaha is a reference to Omaha, Nebraska, the headquarters of Chip Davis‘ American Gramaphone label which released the song.
  • There was a sequel done by C.W. McCall titled „‚Round the World with the Rubber Duck“. In 2000, T A Chafin produced a sequel titled „Convoy 2000“.
  • The Futurama episode „Parasites Lost“ featured this song at the opening. Executive producer David X. Cohen mentions in the DVD commentary that he remembers from his youth this song as having been „rockin'“.
  • In The Simpsons episode „‚Tis The Fifteenth Season,“ Homer drives through a shady part of town while listening to the radio, which was playing „Christmas Convoy,“ a parody of „Convoy“ describing Jesus‘ birth. [1]. In another Simpsons episode, „Radio Bart,“ Homer sings a few bars of the song to demonstrate a toy microphone he had given Bart for his birthday (a TV commercial for the toy also includes lyrics from the song).
  • A couple of months after C.W. McCall’s version made number 2 in the UK singles chart a parody version charted,“Convoy G.B“ by Laurie Lingo & the Dipsticks (in reality BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Dave Lee Travis and Paul Burnett). Their version reached number 4.
  • British comedian Benny Hill momentarily parodied the „Convoy“ concept, musically and visually, during a memorable sketch about a wheelchair race made up of nursing home residents. Benny’s wheelchair had a CB unit.
  • A parody of the song called „Chat Room“ was made, basically explaining about a guy pretending to be other people.

Convoy (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Convoy

Film poster
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Produced by Robert M. Sherman
Written by B. W. L. Norton
Starring Kris Kristofferson
Ali MacGraw
Ernest Borgnine
Cinematography Harry Stradling, Jr.
Editing by Garth Craven
John Wright
Running time 106 min.
Country United States
Language English

Convoy was a movie released in 1978, directed by Sam Peckinpah, and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, and Burt Young. The movie also co-starred Madge Sinclair, Seymour Cassel, and Franklyn Ajaye. The movie was based on the 1975 hit country song by C.W. McCall.

 

Synopsis

Trucker Martin „Rubber Duck“ Penwald (Kristofferson) comes into conflict with Sheriff Lyle „Cottonmouth“ Wallace (Borgnine). He and several other truckers, Pig Pen (Burt Young), Spider Mike (Ajaye), and Widow Woman (Sinclair) get into a fight with Wallace and his deputies at a truck stop. A photographer named Melissa (MacGraw) joins Rubber Duck in his cab, and the pair find themselves falling in love.

These truckers drive off in a convoy across Arizona and New Mexico. Other independent truckers join them to form a mile-long convoy in support of Rubber Duck’s vendetta with the abusive Wallace. The truckers communicate with each other via CB Radio, and much of the jargon associated with the CB radio craze are found in the film. The trip touches on social empowerment issues of class, race and gender as well as the place of the law in modern society. As the rebellious truckers run from the police, „The Rubber Duck“ (Kristofferson) becomes a reluctant folk hero.

Soon it becomes apparent that the truckers have a great deal of political support, and Jerry Haskins (Cassel) – the Governor of New Mexico – meets with Rubber Duck. At about the same time, Wallace and a brutal Texas sheriff manage to arrest Spider Mike, who had left the convoy to go home after his wife gave birth to their son. This is part of a plan to trap Rubber Duck, who they know would come to rescue his friend once he heard of the arrest. A janitor at the jail, unaware of the trap, uses a CB radio to send the message out that Spider Mike had been arrested and beaten by the Texas sheriff. Various truckers relay the message west to New Mexico, where Rubber Duck hears about the arrest.

Rubber Duck leaves the meeting with Haskins to rescue Spider Mike. Several other truckers also head east to Texas, determined to help Rubber Duck rescue Spider Mike. Once reaching Texas, the truckers destroy the jail where Spider Mike was being held, and rescue Spider Mike. Knowing that they would be hunted down, the group of truckers head for the Mexican border.

The film culminates in a show down near the U.S. – Mexico border, when Rubber Duck faces down Wallace and a National Guard unit on a bridge. His truck is destroyed by the Guard, with Wallace firing a machine gun at the truck. Rubber Duck’s truck goes over the bridge and crashes into the river, Rubber Duck apparently dies in the crash.

The movie ends with a public funeral for Rubber Duck, in which Haskins promises to work for truckers by taking their case to Washington, D.C. Becoming upset, Pig Pen leaves the funeral, feeling that Haskins is using the truckers as a red carpet to the White House. Melissa, who is at the funeral, is asked by a group to join them in their van, where she finds Rubber Duck sitting in the back of the van. He asks her if she ever knew of a duck who couldn’t swim.

This is really a Western film with a modern setting, the individualistic American dreamers, running foul of the law.

In some countries, this movie is called „Pipe Dreams,“ which creates confusion because the 1996 movie „Down Periscope“ is also known as „Pipe Dreams“ in some countries, particularly in the Middle East.

Trivia

  • Director Sam Peckinpah had a cameo as a sound gaffer during the on the road interview scene.
  • The truck Burt Young was driving belonged to „Paulie Hauling“ of New Jersey, after Young’s Paulie character in Rocky.

Soundtrack

Features

  • „Convoy“ by C.W McCall
  • „Lucille“ by Kenny Rogers

The soundtrack album has sold in the region of 3 million copies to date.

External links

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Quelle: WikiPedia.de / Wikipedia.org, youtube,

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