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Moonshine County Express (1977)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1 June 1977 (USA)
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When a moonshiner is murdered, his three daughters take over the family business.

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J.B. Johnson
Susan Howard ...
Dot Hammer
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Jack Starkey
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Sweetwater
Claudia Jennings ...
Betty Hammer
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Hagen
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Uncle Bill
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Sissy Hammer
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Sheriff Larkin
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Scoggins
Bruce Kimball ...
Harley
Candice Rialson ...
Mayella
E.J. André ...
Lawyer Green (as E.J. Andre)
Fred Foresman ...
Pap Hammer
Dick Esterly ...
Hackberry
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When a moonshiner is murdered, his three daughters take over the family business.

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Decent movie with an interesting cast
20 January 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

After their moonshiner "pa" is killed by a rival bootlegging outfit, three sexy sisters (Susan Howard, Claudia Jennings, and Maureen McCormick) band together to continue his business, which quickly brings them into conflict with same group of thugs. So they team up with a local good 'ole boy and stock-car driver/rum-runner (Jon Saxon) to fight back.

This is yet another Roger Corman produced "hicksploitation" film from the 1970's, but actually a pretty good one (despite its PG rating). Most people today will probably seek it out to see Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick, but I personally find it more interesting in that it features two of my favorite 1970's drive-in queens, Claudia Jennings and Candice Rialson. The PG-rating, of course, precludes both actresses' usual gratuitous nude scenes, but Jennings was actually a genuinely talented actress (a veritable Meryl Streep for someone who was once a Playboy Playmate) and she's pretty good here as the feisty, shotgun-totin' middle sister. Rialson has a smaller role as the local tart, but she's just sexy as hell even with her clothes on. The main stars though are Jon Saxon and Susan Howard, both of whom are a little too old for these kind of roles (Saxon especially), but they're both pretty good (again Saxon especially). There's also some very decent character actors in the cast including Dub Taylor as the girls' drunken and treacherous uncle and Les "Uncle Leo" Lesser as a very near-sighted store owner. Which, of course, brings us to Marcia, I mean Maureen McCormick. She's definitely cute and appealing as youngest, animal-loving sister, and the scene were she gets bound to a column and (very mildly) tortured by the bad guys might fulfill some people's more perverted "Brady Bunch"-related fantasies, but others might prefer her later film "Texas Lightning" where she has nude scenes (sort of). She does basically hold her here as an actress against thespians a little more talented than Robert Reed, Florence Henderson or Ann B. Davis.

This movie certainly has an interesting cast, and I found it to overall be a pretty decent flick.


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