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The Devil's 8 (1969)

A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

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Ray Faulkner
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Sonny
Tom Nardini ...
Billy Joe
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Cissy
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Frank Davis
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Bubba
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Chandler
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Henry Reed
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Stewart Martin
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Sam (as Joseph Turkell)
Baynes Barron ...
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Lada Edmund Jr. ...
Inez (as Lada Edmond Jr.)
Marjorie Dayne ...
Hailie
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R.L. Armstrong ...
Charley (as Tex Armstrong)
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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

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All they had was a skill for violence and nothing to lose but their lives! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »
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Let's Go
Music by Mike Curb, Lyrics by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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Moonshiners act tough. G-Man acts tougher. Usual result.
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A moonshine movie is a moonshine movie. Everybody did one. Robert Mitchum. James Stewart. Richard Widmark. This one is a non-stop action piece of fluff. Really good light entertainment. Ralph Meeker is so relaxed in his role as the pin-up poster boy for moonshiners everywhere you can almost believe it. And Cliff Osmend, great actor and screen writer, plays his usual light comedy big dumb oaf. All the rest of the cast, except for Fabien, were unknown at the time.

Agent George answers his car phone (mark of a really important man back then) and his hot date is interrupted by an urgent call. He has to move now to break up a big moonshine syndicate. He recruits 8 guys doing hard time. Their reward, lots of time off. They set up a military style training camp, become commandos, infiltrate Meeker's gang and locate the down home whiskey world. Instead of a chase scene they invade with firebombs, hand grenades, sub-machine guns and much macho heroism. Many die. Truth, justice and the American way are made safe for the bonded whiskey warehouses. Fun to watch. A six-pack helps. Fun to watch a second time. Like an old western with many saloon me-lees.


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