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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 March 1976 (Denmark)
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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 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)  »

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One of the young actors who unsuccessfully auditioned for this film was Sylvester Stallone. A year later, Stallone worked with John G. Avildsen, the director of this film, on Rocky (1976). See more »

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The movie is set in 1957, but near the end of the movie James Hampton's character is reading a "Plastic Man" comic book from the 1960s (that specific Plastic Man DC comic was issued from 1966-1968) See more »

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Junior: But W.W. he saw everything. He saw us, he saw the costumes, he saw everything.
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Features The Sun Also Rises (1957) See more »

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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.


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