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Moonrunners (1975)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  14 May 1975 (USA)
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Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grady Hagg
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Bobby Lee Hagg
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Chris Forbes ...
Beth Ann Eubanks
George Ellis ...
Jake Rainey, Bootlegger
Pete Munro ...
Zeebo, Bootlegger
Joan Blackman ...
Reba Rainey
Waylon Jennings ...
Ralph Mooney ...
Steel guitar and drums
Don Brooks ...
Harmonica
Fred Newell ...
Himself - Lead guitar / banjo
Larry Whitemore ...
Rhythm guitar
Duke Goff ...
Bass guitar
Richie Albright ...
Percussion
Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane ...
Precious, Jake Rainey's bartender (as Spanky McFarlan)
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Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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You take a load of 200 proof corn liquor through a Georgia roadblock at 100 miles an hour and if you ain't a dead man, you're a moonrunner. See more »

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Ge järnet, moonrunners  »

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Trivia

Warner Brothers was sued by Jerry Rushing for using his life story and giving him no credit. Rushing's life was used for the basis of at least thirteen characters in this film and The Dukes of Hazzard. See more »

Goofs

Bobbie Lee is tuning his guitar in the bar getting ready to play, when a bar patron (played by pro wrestler Rick Hunter) starts a fight with him. Bobbie Lee then breaks his guitar over the guy's head, destroying the guitar, and immediately gets sent to jail for 30 days. As he is released from jail, he has his guitar again. See more »

Quotes

Grady: I do all of his heavy work. The artiste has to protect his hands.
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Referenced in Collier & Co. (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Rollin' Low
by Billy Joe Shaver
Performed by Waylon Jennings (uncredited)
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Good Old Boys Havin' Good Fun
14 December 2005 | by (Centreville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I've wanted to see this movie ever since I discovered it was the foundation for the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. I was not a die hard fan of the TV show, but I liked it, primarily for the Waylon Jennings narration. This movie has the same goofy, rollicking charm as the show. You know you're in B-movie land with low production values and no big name stars, but the movie works anyway for at least the first two-thirds anyway, then it sort of gets lost in itself. The three leads--James Mitchum, Kiel Martin, Anthum Hunnicut--easily fit into their roles, especially Hunnicut. The pretty girl they introduce early in the film is pretty much irrelevant for the remainder of the film. The TV show corrected this oversight by making Daisy Dukes a stronger presence. The gangsters from up north are another missed opportunity. They could have added a lot more danger and excitement to the latter half. But the Waylon Jennings soundtrack is divine; he gets to sing a lot and his fans will recognize most of the songs. Even with its shortcomings, Moonrunners is worth taking a look at. I've watched movies with far better reviews and enjoyed them far less.


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