4.5/10
4,146
28 user 14 critic

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

Teenaged cousins Bo and Luke Duke spend their first few weeks in Hazzard County getting into trouble running outlawed liquor in order to save their Uncle Jesse's farm.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
3,472 ( 298)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Good Ole Boys return to try to save Hazzard Swamp and Uncle Jesse's farm from being destroyed by a crooked developer's (Mama Josephine Max) plans to build a theme park. To do so, they ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Duke Boys and company travel to Hollywood to sell some musical recordings in order to raise money to build a new hospital in Hazzard County. However, when their recordings and money are... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
The Balladeer (voice)
...
...
...
DMV Examiner
...
Carnival Midget
Edit

Storyline

In this prequel re-telling of the famous 1979-1985 TV series of the same name, the teenage mischievous Duke boys, cousins Bo and Luke (Jonathan Bennett and Randy Wayne), are arrested for reckless driving and possession of illegal fireworks. They are sent to live with their Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) at his farm in rural Hazzard County in an unnamed southwestern state. Bo and Luke's orphaned dowdy cousin Daisy (April Scott) soon joins them hoping to find a place in her life. Jesse is also a moonshiner who struggles to make ends meet and soon employs a willing Bo and Luke to be his runners to deliver his 'special' White Lighting whiskey to all parts of the county after observing their driving skills using a fixed-up orange-painted 1969 Dodge Charger which they named 'The General Lee'. But it doesn't take long for Bo and Luke to find a worthy opponent in the form of the cigar-chomping J.D. 'Boss' Hogg (Christopher McDonald), the corrupt city commissioner of the nearby small town and ... Written by Larry B.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

These are the Duke boys... from the beginning


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual humor and dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dukes of Hazzard 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene at the town square where Boss Hogg is about to give an election speech, the narrator says that Boss Hogg's favorite saying is "Vote early and vote often." This saying actually exists and is attributed to "Big" Bill Thompson, the notoriously corrupt mayor of Chicago during the 1920's who was bought off by Al Capone. Whenever possible, Capone would rig the Chicago elections in order to ensure Thompson's victory. See more »

Goofs

The stains Daisy makes on the bartenders T-shirt (when she applies for a job) disappear in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Duke: I just got rejected by the prettiest man to even step foot in Hazzard!
Bo Duke: [Daisy storms away] But I just got here.
See more »

Crazy Credits

We can see many outtakes during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Follows The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Miles
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson appears courtesy of Lost Highway Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Travesty
4 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone truly remembers the Dukes of Hazzard TV show from the late 70's and early 80's, this review will ring true with them. The TV show was about good wholesome entertainment for the entire family, with nary a swear word. This movie was clearly made to cater to teeny boppers and idiotic adults with nothing better to do than watch pointless junk on the television. This has nothing to do with the 'beginnings' of the Dukes. It is set in modern day times, with horrible casting and a misuse of Willie Nelson. In the original show, Boss and Jesse Duke were moonshiners from the '20s. By this standard, they would be moonshiners from the mid-80's. Give me a break. Please don't waste your time! And Warner Brothers, please stop using the Dukes in your craptastic films! Let them rest in peace!


44 of 63 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?