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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 ...
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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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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 »

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Ballad Of The Moonshine
Performed by Hank Williams Jr.
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
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For a Few Gallons More
11 February 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

It's a damn shame this cheering slice of deep-friend southernsploitation fun seems to have slipped through the cracks of b-movie cinema for good. Adapted by Elmore Leonard from one of his books, this story, taking place during the end of Prohibition and two months before Roosevelt's election, of a gang of bootleggers led by a middle-aged Richard Widmark trying to get ahold of a large amount of whiskey stashed away by hillbilly Alan Alda, is as unassuming as it is riveting in its own pulpy way. Certain moments of distinctly Leonard-esquire badassitude, such as a scene where Widmark's top dog, played by songwriter Lee Hazlewood of all people, makes a couple strip in a cafe, is right up there with the 'ticket scene' in HOMBRE. Ex-film noir star with a prolific career behind him, Richard Widmark in the role of gang leader Dr. Emmett Taulbee seems to be having the time of his life, Patrick McGoohan is quite good in a role screaming for Warren Oates and Alan Alda is kind of lost in the general excitement. Nothing out of the ordinary here, just a solid, unpretentious, southern-flavoured b-movie, with a crackling script and some good performances, it would probably develop a cult following if it had a DVD release.


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