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Bootleggers (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  6 June 1974 (USA)
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Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

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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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6 June 1974 (USA)  »

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Deadeye Dewey and the Arkansas Kid  »

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I remember this movie!
20 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember this movie! My folks took me to see it in the theater when I was a little kid. The director was my mother's-cousin's-wife or some such thing... we evidently went to three of his now-obscure films including this one, Winterhawk, and the Winds of Autumn. I recall that the three screen theater had a display in the lobby featuring a mock-up of a moonshine still. It's all very vague to me now, yet I am somehow fascinated. It amuses me that was also shown as "Bootleggers' Angel" when Jaclyn Smith became famous in Charlie's Angels. Did she even have much of a role in this movie? I certainly don't remember her in it, but, then, I was pretty young. I would love to take a peak at this old movie again one of these days just to see what it's like many years down the road.


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