Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

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Cast

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Othar Pruitt
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Dewey Crenshaw
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Grandpa Pruitt
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Sally Fannie Tatum
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Othar Pruitt as a boy
Seamon Glass ...
Rufus Woodall
Betty Bluett ...
Grandma Pruitt
Steve Ward ...
Silas Pruitt
James Tennison ...
Mr. Slayton
Charles B. Pierce ...
Homer Dodd
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Deputy Carl Duggins
Buddy Ledwell ...
Mr. McClusky
Flo Pierce ...
Girl at Dance
Phyllis Morrison ...
Woman Serving Punch
Pam McCasland ...
Girl in Pool
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In 1921, 10-year-old Othar Pruitt witnesses his bootlegger father murdered by a member of a rival bootlegger family. 12 years later, the adult Other Pruitt and his partner-in-crime, Dewey Crenshaw, make a living as moonshiners and cross-state bootleg runners whom work for Othar's grandfather's distillery, harass the local sheriff, flirt with various women at local ho-downs, and continue to clash against the rival Woodall family and their chief competitors for control of the bootlegged trail runs. Written by Larry B.

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Revenge, Love and Liquid Dynamite! See more »

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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

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Deadeye Dewey and the Arkansas Kid  »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

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Bootleggers
Performed by Dorsey Burnette
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Funny movie I'd love to see again.
14 January 1999 | by (Arkansas, USA) – See all my reviews

Bootleggers was filmed just across the 'holler' from me many years ago. It was a funny film with some pretty good acting and yes, some pretty lousey acting but still funny. Slim Pickens was perfect for the role of Grandpa Pruitt,and I'd love to see him making moonshine again.


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