Kris Kristofferson looks every inch the romance novel hero in the poster above. Sam Peckinpah directed. You've got working class heroes fighting crooked cops. The entire movie script was based on a song of the same name by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis. And Ali McGraw (Steve McQueen's ex) is tossed in the mix to offset Burt Young's sexiness. So get your good buddy on the CB and have him haul over that 8th because you're gonna need it.