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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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Martha Culpepper
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Big Bear
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Pa McKlusky
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Skeeter
Iris Korn ...
Ma McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Jenny
Barbara Muller ...
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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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WHITE LIGHTNING never strikes twice - 'cause once is enough! See more »

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This was the first of the car stunt movies set in the American South that Burt Reynolds made during the 1970s and involved some kind of battle with a sheriff or official. This group of movies includes the Smokey and the Bandit films and this movie's sequel, Gator (1976). See more »

Goofs

After Gator confronts J.C Conner with Dude in the passenger seat, the antenna can be seen for the wireless mics. It has a red tip and is seen in front of Dude most likely on the floorboard. See more »

Quotes

Highway Patrol: You OK?
Sheriff Connors: You see me walkin', don't ya?
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Connections

Featured in Burt Reynolds: Back to the Bayou - Part I (2014) See more »

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Way Down Under
Composed by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Whitman
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A trip down memory lane
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Retro channel bills itself as the place where memories are made. Well this film brought back some memories. Not the good ole boy, or the corn likker, or the sweet Arkansas babes - it had all of those - but the memories of the town I lived in from the Sixth grade through High School.

White Lightening, starring Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky, was filmed in Benton, Arkansas. It was Saline County, not Bogen as the film states. It brought back memories of the Saline County Courthouse, where a lot of the action took place. Of course, I was off in Vietnam when they were filming, so I didn't get to see ole Burt.

This isn't quality film-making or dramatic acting, although it was rumored to be Steven Spielburg's directorial debut. I wonder what happened there.

Hey, it's OK for a rainy Saturday afternoon and it was a trip back home.


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