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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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Inez (as Lada Edmond Jr.)
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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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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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Should be a "cult" movie
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

A low budget pot boiler made really enjoyable by a highly talented cast. First of all, Ray Faulkner (Christopher George) drafts, not recruits, six lifer convicts to help him destroy a moonshine gang and capture the leader (Ralph Meeker). He (Faulkner) is the seventh and he is joined by another federal agent later to make the eight. Meeker and George are underemployed in these roles and therefore it is easy for them to stand out. The plot is Faulkner will train these men in high speed "demolition derby" driving, hand to hand combat, use of explosives and firearms and then take them to Meeker's territory to disrupt his moonshine operation. Be forewarned, the special effects are really bad. Film editing is sub-standard. But all the character actors turn in solid, convincing roles, including Fabian Forte, who acts better than he ever sang, which is not a high compliment. A lot of well known actors tried to make moonshine movies, among them Richard Widmak and Gergory Peck. The difference is this movie never tries to be serious. Get a six pack, sit back and be entertained. It's lightweight but it never slows down. I watch it at least once a year and I still enjoy it.


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