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Agents force an ex con to help them nab a corrupt politician.

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Irving Greenfield
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Bama McCall
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Emmeline Cavanaugh
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Mayor Caffrey
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The Governor
Burton Gilliam ...
Smiley
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Bones
John Steadman ...
Ned McKlusky
Lori Futch ...
Suzie McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Young Girl
Dudley Remus ...
Deputy Pogie, Dunston PD
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J. Don Ferguson ...
Bartender (as Don Ferguson)
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Agents force an ex con to help them nab a corrupt politician.

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Gator. Come and get him.

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20 August 1976 (Finland)  »

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Gator el implacable  »

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Trivia

Watson B. Duncan IIIBurt Reynolds's favorite acting mentor professor from his college days as the Governor's press secretary. The character is credited as an official. See more »

Goofs

When Gator ties the twine around the green lamp at the Ocean Plaza Motel, he ties a simple double slip knot. Then when they show a close-up of the lamp as they are closing the front door, the knot is a completely different one with a loop dangling from it. See more »

Quotes

Bama McCall: [Bama is introducing Gator to his seven-foot-tall bodyguard] Ask him why they call him "Bones."
Gator McKlusky: Why they call you "Bones?"
Bones: Because I TELL them to!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.83 (2010) See more »

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Hey, Country Boy
Written by Rusty Richards
Performed by Miss Dinah Shore
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Classic Burt!
22 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater with my Daddy when I was in the 3rd grade. I came out to idolize Burt so much that I told people my nickname was "Gator'. Okay, give me a break, I was only eight years old! Besides there is no one like Burt. How many men can woo the ladies, be tough, laugh at people , and then laugh at himself? Not too many. "Gator" is an unusual piece of film noir for B-Movie lovers. I think it should be labeled as one of the All time Southern Cult films. It has some decent action scenes, romance, dark humor, and startling and unsettling violence. For instance, Jack Weston getting mugged in the alley was rather unpleasant. It wasn't a fair fight considering a behemoth and a dude with a crow-bar. Jerry Reed's little sawed off 12 gauge proved nasty at times. Alice Ghostley getting fried in the house was pretty sad. So the film does have some real violence. But it was effective. Jerry Reed brilliantly plays a villain. The way film villains should be played, cool, sleazy, charming, alternating with elusive viciousness. Reed is one southern rogue who should have been a more prolific actor. As a kid I thought Lauren Hutton was absolutely gorgeous. Of course this flick isn't refined artistic film making. Nor is it good writing. But it works! Somehow this lowbrow story works and makes for good late night entertainment.


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