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The Moonshine War (1970)

GP | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | July 1970 (USA)
A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.

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Frank Long
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Dr. Emmett Taulbee
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John W. (Son) Martin
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Lizann Simpson
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Mr. Baylor
Joe Williams ...
Aaron
Susanne Zenor ...
Miley Mitchell
Lee Hazlewood ...
Dual Metters
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Mr. Worthman
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Arley Stamper
Tom Nolan ...
Lowell
Dick Peabody ...
Boyd Caswell (as Richard Peabody)
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E.J. Royce
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Bud Blackwell
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Mr. McClendon
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A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.

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1932: The Moonshine War. The 18th amendment prohibited drinking. It didn't say a word about killing, double-crossing or blowing things up.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The September 3, 1969, issue of VARIETY reports that Claude Johnson (I) took over the small role of "young man" from actor Tex Barnum (credited as Charles Akins) when Barnum declined to do the nudity required for the role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Justified: The Moonshine War (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad Of The Moonshine
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
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Plain Bizare and crazy
22 November 2009 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This is one crazy bizarre film. Not so much the story, but the casting. Patrick McGoogan as the corrupt prohibition guy is just hilarious, I was waiting for him to yell out "Who is number one?" just for fun. Richard Widmark was also funny, as the bad guy working with Patrick McGoogan. It was weird to see Alan Alda playing the role of the dude with all of the moonshine. One crazy thing if it is 1932, why is there a countryish pop song that sounds like it is from the late 60's playing through this picture? Maybe to be funny. This movie is sometimes fun to watch, but it may annoy some. It was made during that down period at MGM, when studio hands were changing. Maybe Warner Archives will put this out on DVD.


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