An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.
If You Haven't Seen "White Lightning" You Haven't Seen Burt Reynolds
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Did You Know?
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title White Lightning
(1973) is that it is a slang colloquial expression for moonshine whiskey. Moonshine is the MacGuffin subject of this movie. See more
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
[holding a knife at Gator's throat
You can eat my grub... I'll let you haul my whiskey... but don't you ever do me no *wrong*!
How'd you like that knife shoved up yer ass?
I wouldn't like that at all.
Referenced in A Little Romance
Way Down Under
Composed by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Whitman See more