Gator (1976)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Crime  |  20 August 1976 (Finland)
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Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irving Greenfield
Bama McCall
Emmeline Cavanaugh
Mayor Caffrey
The Governor
Burton Gilliam ...
William Engesser ...
John Steadman ...
Ned McKlusky
Lori Futch ...
Suzie McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Young Girl
Dudley Remus ...
Deputy Pogie, Dunston PD
Alex Hawkins ...
Police Chief
J. Don Ferguson ...
Bartender (as Don Ferguson)


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

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Gator. Come and get him.


Action | Drama | Crime


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Release Date:

20 August 1976 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Gator el implacable  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Steadman, who played Gator's dad, played Dude Watson's dad in the prequel White Lightning (1973). See more »


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 »


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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Follows White Lightning (1973) See more »


Hey, Country Boy
Written by Rusty Richards
Performed by Dinah Shore (as Miss Dinah Shore)
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its the seventies
5 May 2006 | by (vernon florida) – See all my reviews

one of the most endearing qualities about this movie is the fact that it brings the seventies back to your was filmed in 1976 and it shows it often....the scene where jerry (reed) enters the "southside shuffle "topless" bar...nails the period completely... as well as other fashions, lingo, and of course burt himself...who "owned" the seventies....due to this movie and his other good ole boy films of the south....coupled with the overwhelming popularity of smokey and the bandit (yet to come a year later)...established burt as a seemingly permanent fixture in cinema back then...I always thought burt would stay on top I guess...he seemed invincible as the #1 box office attraction...he is definitely an icon of the seventies time capsule...his swagger and his sense of humor put a brand on me as I remember many times in my life (silently) asking myself...what would burt do in a situation like this?....

as pure acting goes...the film had one of the best supporting actors around and due to his lack of experience I guess you would just have to sum up jerry reed as being a "natural".....he played the villain so well you wanted him to stop...and go back to the good ole boy that you knew he could be (later as cletus snow in smokey and the bandit)

gator is/was one of my all time favorite films...from a time period that I thought would never end...I miss it and this film will help you reunite with it if you are nostalgic at all...

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