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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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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23 March 2004 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

My family and I particularly enjoyed this film because it rang true to its era and area. My husband's grandfather was so important to Mountain View, AR that the army would not accept him for service in the Civil War; he was the town's only miller and needed there. My husband's father died at age 104 fourteen years ago and was proud to be from Arkansas, loved to tell of the history. The old-time singing was especially authentic. How I would like to have a video. Taped it from TV the one time we ever knew it to be on here but the local station cut some of the best scenes! I have to say we are not, were not a drinking family, but we surely enjoyed The Bootleggers movie, anyway!


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