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White Lightning (1973)

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

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Cast

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Jennifer Billingsley ...
Lou
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Roy Boone
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Dude Watson
Louise Latham ...
Martha Culpepper
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Maggie (as Diane Lad)
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Big Bear
Conlan Carter ...
Deputy
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Pa McKlusky
Lincoln Demyan ...
Warden
John Steadman ...
Skeeter
Iris Korn ...
Ma McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Jenny
Barbara Muller ...
Louella
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An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

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It's my kind of film. Booze, broads, car chases, corruption and revenge -- all the things that make life worthwhile! See more »

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22 October 1973 (Sweden)  »

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McKlusky  »

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This movie's original title was 'McKlusky' which is the surname of the main character, Gator McKlusky, played by Burt Reynolds. Interestingly, the sequel to this movie was named after this character's first name, Gator (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Gator is trying out the 1971 Ford Galaxy he was given by the Federal agents, you see him working a manual gear shift in the floor. Throughout the scene Gator upshifts and downshifts. However, when he arrives at his parents home, you see him place the car in park on the steering wheel, which is obviously an automatic transmission. See more »

Quotes

Roy Boone: Hey, Gator. Tell me somethin'. Was you scared back there when ol' Big Bear pulled that pig sticker on you?
Gator McKlusky: Hmph... Scared shitless.
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Connections

Referenced in A Little Romance (1979) See more »

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Way Down Under
Composed by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Whitman
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Good Movie
21 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I disagree with "helpless_dancer", from brokeback...um I mean Brokenbow, Oklahoma. I recently saw this movie after many years of not having seen a Burt Reynolds film.

I'm quite certain my IQ is above that of a "coon dog", although maybe not as high someone from Oklahoma...yeee haaa...

True- the STORY doesn't seek to explore some deep philosophical issue or impart profound wisdom to the viewer. It's not complicated, nor does it have twist & turns, and complex relationships filled with intrigue, mystery, and profound statements about the universe. No. Its enough story to carry the film's intent, which I believe is character & locale driven.

Its a visual presentation that develops the "richness" of the locale... The texture,if you will. The humanness of the gritty, sweaty characters provides an emotional connection. You have the deep south, a small town, unpretentious acting, ordinary people, (yes some are 'rednecks'), good character acting, old 70's car chases on dusty dirt roads, etc. Its just good fun in a setting and style that you just don't see anymore in films.


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