5.9/10
700
17 user 12 critic

W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | | Comedy | 10 March 1976 (Denmark)
W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gator (1976)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty
Shamus (1973)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John P. Ryan
Hooper (1978)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Western story about a defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb
Semi-Tough (1977)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Dick Carballo, Devin Goldenberg, Zachary Haines
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster
Foreplay (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Conny Van Dyke ...
Dixie
...
Wayne
...
Country Bull
...
Junior
Don Williams ...
Leroy
...
Butterball (as Richard D. Hurst)
...
Good Ole Boy #2
Furry Lewis ...
Uncle Furry
Sherman G. Lloyd ...
Elton Bird
Mort Marshall ...
Hester Tate
...
Good Ole Boy #1
Peg Murray ...
Della
Sherry Mathis ...
June Ann
Roni Stoneman Hemrick ...
Ticket Lady
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 1976 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios kai atithasos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The car that 'Burt Reynolds' drives in this movie is a 1955 Oldsmobile Special Edition Holiday 88 Coupe. Although it is described as a anniversary edition, no such car existed. 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight, It's Time to Go
(uncredited)
Composed by Pookie Hudson and Calvin Carter
Performed by Conny Van Dyke
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Reynolds Doing What He Does Best
25 April 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

It's a Burt Reynolds showcase. He plays the charming rogue to the hilt, a perpetual grin on that care-free mug. As the rootless WW, he tools around the South in a flashy car, sticking up gas stations in, yes, friendly fashion. However, it's really one of those big corporations, viz. SOS, that he picks on since he's got a grudge against their heartless ways. But then he hooks up with a promising hillbilly band The Dixie Dancekings, promoting their career in his inimitable way. That is, when he's not sticking up SOS banks, again,in friendly fashion. But the big boys in suits don't take kindly to his spree. So they sic a Bible spouting gumshoe (Carney) on his trail, a Deacon in black who looks like he's practicing for the Evil Dead.

I expect a movie like this, filled with Southern stereotypes plus Reynolds smashing his share of hot cars, is mainly a matter of taste. But I found the general goofiness hard to resist. It's a perfect role for Reynold's brand of leering charm. At the same time, it's an uptight Art Carney, a million miles from his good-natured dimwit Ed Norton of the Honeymooners. Of course, there's the usual amount of car bashing and Keystone Cop car chases for a Reynolds movie. Plus, I really like the slow, engaging way WW takes over the fortunes of the Dixie Dancekings. You just know they'll make it big, but will the non-musical WW with the Deacon on his trail.

All in all, the movie's an entertaining 90-minutes of Reynolds nonsense, despite my better judgment.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?