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The Devil's 8 (1969)

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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
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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)
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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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They're the dregs of the prisons... scum of the chain-gangs... welded into a shock squad to smash an Underworld Empire the law can't touch! See more »

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »
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24 April 1970 (West Germany)  »

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The Devil's Eight  »

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Devil's Eight
By Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
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a grittier, low-end, backwoods version of the Dirty Dozen
19 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the feds are after moonshiners, who are very well organized, and recruit some good 'ol boys to fight fire with fire...lots of action, fair amount of humor, and some killing's to give it a dose of reality, keep this flick rolling along most satisfactorily.

terrific cast, especially a sarcastic, mean spirited Ralph Meeker...likable Ross Hagen....charismatic Tom Nardini and very appealing Leslie Parrish....

believe it or not, this film has a wonderful soundtrack, including a very catchy theme, several songs that relate to the ongoing action and one that is sort of a spin off of thunder road, but is much better...i had the album on an LP (33rpm) and really enjoyed listening to it.

This film seems to have disappeared...i haven't seen it anywhere in many years....


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