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Elmore Leonard (novel)
Elmore Leonard (screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1970 (USA) See more »
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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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(6 articles)
Elmore Leonard obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 20 August 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

TV Review: Justified, 2.1 – “The Moonshine War”
 (From Obsessed with Film. 21 April 2011, 3:26 AM, PDT)

Timothy Olyphant Talks Justified Season 2
 (From MovieWeb. 9 February 2011, 4:27 PM, PST)

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Not that bad, for what it is. A LOT OF FUN, TOO !!! See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Patrick McGoohan ... Frank Long

Richard Widmark ... Dr. Emmett Taulbee

Alan Alda ... John W. (Son) Martin
Melodie Johnson ... Lizann Simpson

Will Geer ... Mr. Baylor
Joe Williams ... Aaron
Susanne Zenor ... Miley Mitchell
Lee Hazlewood ... Dual Metters

Max Showalter ... Mr. Worthman

Harry Carey Jr. ... Arley Stamper
Tom Nolan ... Lowell
Dick Peabody ... Boyd Caswell (as Richard Peabody)

John Schuck ... E.J. Royce

Bo Hopkins ... Bud Blackwell

Charles Tyner ... Mr. McClendon

Teri Garr ... Young Wife (as Terry Garr)
Claude Johnson ... Young Man
Dick Crockett ... Carl
Patty Sauers ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Humphreys ... The neighbor (uncredited)
Carl D. Parker ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elmore Leonard  novel
Elmore Leonard  screenplay

Produced by
Leonard Blair .... associate producer
James C. Pratt .... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karger 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
 
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
 
Casting by
Leonard Murphy 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Costume Design by
Edmund Kara 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James T. Vaughn .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Crockett .... second unit director
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Whittington .... electrician
 
Music Department
Neal Hefti .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Esther Stephenson .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:GP | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Soundtrack:
Ballad Of The MoonshineSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not that bad, for what it is. A LOT OF FUN, TOO !!!, 23 November 2005
Author: JAMES BROOKS (pizzawarrior1956@yahoo.com) from United States

Being from Louisville, Kentucky, it is hard to be objective about this movie.

Considering the times this film depicts, that is the closing days of Prohibition and in the depths of the Great Depression, it is also hard to take these characters too seriously, for after all they are all on the make in some way, which makes this so much fun to watch.

You don't give a damn who wins !!!!

Patrick McGoohan's character as a crooked G-Man is par for the course, and Richard Widmark's corrupt dentist with his little sexy bundle in tow and other hangers-on may not be your average Louisvillian, though I imagine he does need a fair amount of medicinal alcohol for his private use, especially around Derby Week !!! (After all, what's a Mint Julep without bourbon.)

Alan Alda is quite good as 'Son Martin', who is sitting on a fortune in moonshine, patiently waiting for repeal.

Add all the local color provided by a good supporting cast, and you have a watchable movie, though you do have all these Hollywood types trying to get by with bad Southern drawls and over-the-top acting.

One highlight is seeing a young Teri Garr strip naked at gunpoint,(at least I think it was her, since we had a brief rear view. Could have been a body double).

Best watched with a full jar !!!!

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