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Moonrunners (1975)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 14 May 1975 (USA)
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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Grady Hagg
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Bobby Lee Hagg
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Chris Forbes ...
Beth Ann Eubanks
George Ellis ...
Jake Rainey, Bootlegger
Pete Munro ...
Zeebo, Bootlegger
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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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Action | Comedy

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14 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ge järnet, moonrunners  »

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Bobby Lee drives a 1970 Plymouth fury, Grady and Bobby Lee's stock car is a 1955 Chevy. See more »

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The damage on Bobby Lee's fury changes between shots, and at one point it goes from an automatic to a manual and back again. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Lee: Jesse, she's in trouble.
Uncle Jesse: Did you do it?
Bobby Lee: It ain't that kind of trouble.
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Connections

Remade as The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) See more »

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Lightning Rod
Written and Performed by Jerry Reed
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Excellent!!

Moon Runners for some reason is almost NEVER mentioned as far as good decent 70's schlock and action movies, despite the "Dukes of Hazzard" connection. It's pretty rare - while it was shown on cable in the late 70's, it almost never shows up on TV at all nowadays. I caught it for the first time in many years early this year on cable (TNT I believe).

Grady and Bobby Lee (later to become Bo and Luke Duke) 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. Fast-paced and entertaining, as the boys continue to get their moonshine through. Some excellent car chase action, and while the chase scenes aren't on par with say "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" and also aren't as numerous as I thought I remembered, still decent enough and forgivable since the film is just fun to begin with. Definitely a film to be seen!


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