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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
William Engesser ...
Bones
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)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Gator el implacable  »

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Trivia

Richard Kiel said in his autobiography that he was supposed to be in this movie. Burt Reynolds had, as a favor, made sure that there was a part written specially for him. In the end Kiel was not available for the part as Bones when they where shooting this movie. Kiel did however recommend his friend William Engesser for the part instead. 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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Performed by Miss Dinah Shore
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vigorous ride of revenge, friendship and violence in the south of Florida, a fast and powerful movie you will not want to miss...
3 March 1999 | by (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Gator " marks a time in that there were not limits for the pleasure, for the happiness and for the adventure! this film is a typical turn to the seventies, and it has as the protagonist the star who reigned absolute for this time and who is finally returning: Burt Reynolds. Seen today, of course " Gator " seems a simple film and with a weak story, but if we analyze the context of the time in what it was done, Gator " is memorable and, without a doubt, an entertaining film and that deserves to be watched! Burt Reynolds offers all his charm, all his talent, interpreting Gator McKlusky, a scoundrel who is forced by the policemen to infiltrate in the criminal organization of an old childhood friend, and discover evidences that will lead him to the prison. Jerry Reed, another great icon of the seventies, is excellent as Bama McCall, the boss of the organized crime who seems to be owner of the south of Florida, Lauren Hutton was never so pretty and nice, particularly in the scene in what she and Burt Reynolds are talking at the beach, at night, near of a bonfire. Gator " is a celebration of a time where everything was simpler, truer and tasty, it is a memorable and efficient film that, even after so many years, preserves the tension and unforgettable scenes . Watch " Gator ", it is not the best film of Burt Reynolds career, but it is one of the good ones!


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