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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

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W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Conny Van Dyke ...
Dixie
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Wayne
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Country Bull
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Junior
Don Williams ...
Leroy
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Butterball (as Richard D. Hurst)
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Good Ole Boy #2
Furry Lewis ...
Uncle Furry
Sherman G. Lloyd ...
Elton Bird
Mort Marshall ...
Hester Tate
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Good Ole Boy #1
Peg Murray ...
Della
Sherry Mathis ...
June Ann
Roni Stoneman Hemrick ...
Ticket Lady
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W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W. crosses paths with the Dixie Dancekings when he hijacks their car (and them) to help him rob a bank. At first, the band resists. However, when they discover how much money they make, they begin helping out voluntarily in order to finance their big break. At the same time, W.W. takes a liking to them and uses his natural charm and smooth-talking ways to help them start down the road to stardom. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Big Bad Burt. After he sticks you up, you'll be sorry to see him go. See more »

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10 March 1976 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios kai atithasos  »

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Trivia

The female lead of Dixie was originally offered to Lynn Anderson and then Dolly Parton, both of whom turned it down. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1957 but the logo on the RC Cola cooler in the diner is a more-modern design not introduced until years later. See more »

Quotes

Junior: But W.W. he saw everything. He saw us, he saw the costumes, he saw everything.
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Honky Tonk
Composed by Billy Butler, William Doggett , Clifford Scott and Shep Shepherd
Performed by Dave Grusin
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He's a mixture of manure and sincerity...just don't call him a Communist!
10 November 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Director John G. Avildsen fit in this low-keyed comedy between his "Save the Tiger" and "Rocky" ("Tiger" screenwriter, Steve Shagan, served as executive producer here). It's a Robin Hood-styled, anti-hero story with musical asides and a distinct feeling for the South in the late-1950s (the nostalgia for the era isn't laid on with a trowel, and the evocative milieu is very loose and natural). Thomas Rickman's screenplay tries for originality in its characterization, though the movie's charms lie mainly in the impeccable casting, the filming locations, and in the colorful detail (Avildsen shows a gift for throw-away pleasures and minute, happy bits of business). Burt Reynolds, grinning up a storm, is on the run from the law after robbing a series of filling stations with a water pistol; he takes up with a traveling country-western band for cover, but slowly begins to appreciate the friendships he makes there. Conny Van Dyke's Dixie, the band's singer-guitarist, is a marvelous creation (and the actress nearly upstages Reynolds in the bargain), however Art Carney's Deacon arrives too late (when interest in these adventures begins to flag). It isn't a terribly memorable (or even successful) picture, but bits of it do work a little ramshackle magic. ** from ****


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