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Cousins Bo and Luke Duke, with a little help from their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

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Storyline

Bo and Luke Duke are southern cousins. In Hazzard County, Bo and Luke help their Uncle Jesse and their sexy cousin Daisy run the Moonshine business and always getting into trouble with Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and recklessly driving in their orange car "General Lee". Boss Hogg, the mean and corrupt local county commissioner who hates The Dukes evicts The Dukes from their farm. Bo and Duke travels to Atlanta and meets up with old friend Katie Johnson and her friend Annette as they set out to find out why Boss Hogg has evicted them from their farm and what he plans to do. With local ace race car driver Billy Prickett in town to take part in the Annual Hazzard Road Race rally, Bo and Luke sets out to save their farm and foil Boss Hogg's scheme. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Meet the Dukes. One family having so much fun there oughta be a law. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude and drug-related humor, language and comic action violence | See all certifications »

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5 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Duke kommt selten allein  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,787 (Brazil) (30 September 2005)

Gross:

$80,270,227 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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Trivia

While appearing on a Dutch TV talk show to help publicize her appearance as Daisy Duke in this movie, Jessica Simpson acted as a magician's assistant when she was sawed in half by magician Hans Klok in an illusion called "Clearly Impossible". In 1981, original Daisy Catherine Bach also took a turn at being a magician's assistant when she was sawed into six by magician David Copperfield in his fourth "The Magic of" TV special. See more »

Goofs

The so-called chase scene in "Atlanta" actually occurs in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA with the location alternating throughout the chase. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Jesse: What do you call a farmer with a sheep under each arm?
Luke Duke: What?
Uncle Jesse: A playboy.
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There are bloopers, interlaced with Willie Nelson performing on stage, during the closing credits See more »

Connections

Remake of The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

These Boots are Made for Walkin'
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Jessica Simpson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
Willie Nelson appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records Nashville
Contains samples from "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" as performed by Nancy Sinatra courtesy of Boots Enterprises Inc. Used by permission.
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Not Brilliant, But A Whole Lot Of Fun
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, so a lot of people are going to tear this film apart. And they are right to do so; after all, it certainly isn't a very intelligent film. In fact, it is a relatively idiotic film. But it's also a fun film.

When Jay Chandrasekhar stepped up to make a film about this old TV show, obviously he looked at the series and said, "Well, it's not very intelligent, is it? But I can see the appeal. After all, it is a whole lot of fun."

And that's how he made the film. He took a fun show from the early 80's and made it into a fun show for the new millennium. Don't go see this movie if you're (God forbid) expecting to see sultry Jessica Simpson displaying an IQ bigger than her cup size. Or if you're hoping that Johnny Knoxville will be playing an environmentally-minded action hero. After all, the guy's big break was a show called Jackass...that should tell you something.

Folks, we're going back to Hazzard County. Moonshine, dirt track auto-racing, and lots and lots of inbreeding. Is any of this sinking in yet?

This is just a show about a family of bootleggers who have a really fast car and fight some of the dumbest criminal minds East of the Mason Dixon line. If you want something brilliant, this isn't it. But if you want to sit back, laugh, and have a good time, head on down to Hazzard County, where the girls wear short shorts, the moonshine flows like honey, and you can do your hot cousin if you want to.

Also, expect some cameos from the boys of Broken Lizard, and a throwback to Chandrasekhar's other big hit "Super Troopers". After all, the comedy is in the same style.


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