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White Lightning (1973)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Crime  |  22 October 1973 (Sweden)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Action | Drama | Crime

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22 October 1973 (Sweden)  »

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McKlusky  »

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SEK 782,923 (Sweden)
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Laura Dern:  This movie was Dern's uncredited film debut. Dern was just six years old in this brief non-speaking walk on bit part. Dern plays the daughter of her real life mother Diane Ladd who appears in this movie as Maggie. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff drives his car into the river, it can be seen to have no windshield or rear window. See more »

Quotes

Gator McKlusky: Only two things in the world I'm scared of
Sheriff Connors: Only scared of two things, what's that?
Gator McKlusky: Women and the police.
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Way Down Under
Composed by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Whitman
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Essential Burt Reynolds of the '70s
7 June 2002 | by (Western Kentucky) – See all my reviews

In direct contrast to the previous review, I find this movie a well thought-out vehicle for Reynolds. Maybe some folks don't understand the 'shine business. Being an informer, turning in people who are just like you (and your family) creates great conflict within the character. Reynolds pulls it off well, even with the romantic distraction of Jennifer Billingsley, with Bo Hopkins doing his good ol' boy thing, then there's Ned Beatty.....and aww heck....you know why you watch it! It's a non-stop, pedal-to-the-metal, V8 blasting car movie! Check out those stunts...jumping a '72 Ford SeeDan (as we say here in the South) from a dock to a moving barge...great! Those full-size Mercury and Fords gobbling up the road, either chasing good ol' Gator or with him in one outrunning the cops...I mean, how much better can you get than that???

Ok, ok, I'll get serious again. It's a great action movie, regardless of whether you watch it with your coon hound or some Okie. It's got a very good plot, great action, and a good resolution......

Don't let folks kid you, Burt did good in this one!


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