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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,675,314 (USA) (7 August 2005)

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$80,270,227 (USA) (30 October 2005)
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Seann William Scott openly regretted making the film. While most critics say it was too crude compared to the original, Scott actually felt that an R-rating would have "allowed me, Johnny and Jay to make a more enjoyable film." See more »

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A boom mic is visible above Bo & Luke's heads in the geology lab scene, right after Luke flirts with Katie and Bo says "What are you doing?". See more »

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Bo Duke: Man, I'm already tired of walking.
Luke Duke: Yea, but you need the exercise though, them jeans are looking tighter than Daisy's.
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There are bloopers, interlaced with Willie Nelson performing on stage, during the closing credits See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2005 (2006) See more »

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All Out of Love
Written by Clive Davis and Graham Russell
Performed by Air Supply
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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A Nasty Experiment in Terror and Image Mutilation
6 August 2005 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Anyone with just a couple functioning brain cells could tell 10 seconds into the trailer for "The Dukes of Hazzard" that something was wrong, beyond the fact that it would be spectacularly bad. So if you paid for a ticket and spent a couple hours actually watching it you really have no one to blame but yourself.

What you were picking up on beyond the general badness were off-kilter things about the Duke family characters that would ultimately make it a viewing treat for those who truly hated the original television show. Imagine that you hated that show with such a pathological fever that you dedicated your life to funding a campaign to systematically denigrate its memory. Then imagine a financial windfall that allows you to make and distribute nationwide a sick and evil parody that forever tarnishes that memory.

First you find the most hapless screenplay in recent memory (can you say "Starsky and Hutch"), bail the writer out of jail and put him up in your spare bedroom; not forgetting to notify your neighborhood of his former sex offender status. Set him to work wringing out all the inherent charm from the television show, sometimes by omission but more effectively by warping up the intensity level. So the violence becomes more realistic, the language more extreme, and the sexiness ugly and crude.

As your final assault on the "Duke's" good name you find a slug-like dwarf singer named Jessica Simpson to play the Daisy part. This choice is inspired because Simpson is already part of your on-going sociological experiment. A few years ago, to prove just how easily young Americans can be manipulated, you pulled a short girl with a mean face, eyes vacant of even marginal intelligence, and bad skin out of a church choir in Texas and convinced a lot of easily influenced saps that not only could she sing but that she is sexy.

If you hated the series as much as Newman hated Jerry Seinfeld then this is the movie for you.


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