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Reels & Wheels with comedians Sid Bridge and James Rodatus is a podcast about movies where cars play a key role.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 8, 2020

CONVOY!

Hear us out on this one...

As a production, Convoy was a bit of a train wreck. A drug-fueled, past-his-prime Sam Peckinpaw was trying to direct a dark film that made a statement about unfair laws. The studio wanted something more like Smokey and the Bandit, which came out the year before. Neither side one.

The result is a tonally strange movie, but somehow... somehow... it's super relevant today. Derek Williams once again joins Sid and James to discuss this bizarre movie that has way more to it than you think. It's actually a strong statement against police using the wrong enforcement tactics and a reminder that black lives matter.

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