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Thunder and Lightning (1977)

A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.

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A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.

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It's 250 proof fun! - as they bust up the biggest moonshine racket in the country.


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12 August 1977 (West Germany)  »

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The concept of the movie originated from Frances Doel, after reading the 1973 novel Alp by William Hjortsberg, contacted him at his Montana home and she came up with the idea of a movie about two women and a robber on the run called Three's Company. Hjortsberg objected to the idea saying nobody would watch a movie like that. He made an agreement with Doel that he could write a moonshine car chase comedy and he wrote the script, all with assistance from Doel over the phone. See more »

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Cases of bottles fall out of the rear of the truck, during the final chase. After the chase, when the delivery truck stops, those drink cases are still stacked up in the truck. See more »

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[After getting thrown to the ground by Harley Thomas]
Jim Bob: Knock off the Kung-Fu shit!
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An enjoyable and funny movie
10 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Thunder and Lightning is an interesting movie, it's an action movie with a plot! The characters actually have reasons to do what they do. David Carradine stars as a bootlegger and Kate Jackson is his fiancee. Her father is a soft-drink manufacturer who is secretly making and distributing large quantities of moonshine. The conflict starts when her father's goons decide to close down Carradine's operation. It is pretty much an adventure comedy from then on, with lots of car chases, fights, banjo music, rednecks, hillbillies and moonshine. Watch for the gator-wrestling church!


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