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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

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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Back in 1957, sweet-talking W.W. lived in a '55 Olds, loved bubble gum, Errol Flynn, country music, fried chicken, robbing filling stations, and a girl named Dixie. Not necessarily in that order. See more »

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10 March 1976 (Denmark)  »

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Agrios kai atithasos  »

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Trivia

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 »

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

W.W. Bright: [Leroy has accused W.W. of being a Communist] I served in Korea. dammit!
Junior: That's right, Leroy. You know who he was fightin' in Korea?
Leroy: Who?
Junior: Chinamen. Communist Chinamen.
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Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

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Send Me the Pillow that You Dream On
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Composed by Hank Locklin
Performed by Conny Van Dyke
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Good Family and Country Entertainment
7 February 2006 | by (Gray, Maine) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out and enjoyed it from the opening scene. The sounds are so grounded in country it is had to explain to someone who has never lived in the south. Regardless, this was a production worth the money and found no reason why it did not take off at the box office. Jerry Reed is great, Don Williams is superb and Connie Van Dyke did the best she could do and for me that was enough. Of course I have always liked Richard Hurst especially as the father to Michael J. fox in the Werewolf movies he made. Art Carney, what can you say about this man, always puts his soul into a performance and he surely did that in this one. I have attempted many times to purchase a copy of it and could not locate it so if any one may know where I might buy a DVD of this great movie please let me know.


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