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  • PG
  • Drama
  • 1978
  • 125 mins




Johnny Kovak (Stallone charmlessly mumbling his way through proceedings) joins the Federation of InterState Truckers as an organizer in the depressed 1930s, and rises through the ranks, Hoffa-like, to become an influential political figure. Early dealings come back to haunt him when a campaigning senator (Steiger) seeks to expose teamster connections with the Mob. Writer Esterhas shared his first movie credit with Stallone on this but the result is nothing more than rather clumsy.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Writer: Joe Eszterhas, Sylvester Stallone
  • Producer: Gene Corman, Norman Jewison
  • Photographer: László Kovács

In a nutshell

It is well-trodden territory, with nothing exciting or enlightening offered.

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