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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | | Comedy | 10 March 1976 (Denmark)
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:
Conny Van Dyke ...
Country Bull
Don Williams ...
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 ...
Sherry Mathis ...
June Ann
Roni Stoneman Hemrick ...
Ticket Lady


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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Release Date:

10 March 1976 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios kai atithasos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alot of the movie was filmed in and around Nashville (Davidson) and surrounding counties in Tennessee. See more »


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 »


June Ann: [Dixie and WW are in the back seat of a car at a Drive-in movie, where an Errol Flynn flick is playing; WW pops up to watch the screen] What's the matter? Are you queer or somethin'?
W.W. Bright: No, but if I was queer, that's
[pointing at Flynn]
W.W. Bright: who I'd be queer FOR.
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shake your groove thang!
23 May 2005 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

This is one of most realistic of all the country music/bank-robber movies made in the 70s. I ought to know, because back when I lived in Georgia (just like Burt Reynolds!) I used to ride around in a van with a band called A**factor 4. We never held up any banks of course, but their name was aptly chosen. It's so stinky because its true! Surprisingly enough, a lot of the hi-jinx that The Dixie Dancekings got into because of WW, like robbing banks and hanging out with Ned Beatty are a lot like what we used to do too, like wearing overalls without any shirt or shoes. I'm pretty sure I never even owned a pair of shoes until I was 18! Anyway, once I saw one of the stars of WW and The Dixie Dance kings on a talk show, and I was in the audience at the taping! It was Ned Beatty and it was at a filming for the Ross somebody show. The next day Adam West was on! But that's of different story. What I like so much about W.W. and the Dixie Danckings (WWatDDK) is the way WW and Wayne get along on screen. Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed have such a natural chemistry that you can tell that the two men really love each other in real life (but maybe not REEL life!). That's why it was so hard to watch Burt smash Jerry's head in the dumpster when they were playing Gator McClusky and Bammy McCaul in the following years classic Georgia film, Gator. And I think it must have been even harder for them, but especially Jerry, because it was his head that was getting smashed all the time. But this movie has no such dumpster-head-smashing, thank goodness. Just good old boy fun like I used to have back in Georgia, wearing a straw hat, smoking a corncob pipe and riding around in a smelly van with A**factor 4. They smell like an A** Factory! I think you should go out and watch WWatDDK tonight.

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