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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.

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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.

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These are the Duke boys... from the beginning


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

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4 March 2007 (USA)  »

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The Dukes of Hazzard 2  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The film first aired edited on ABC Family, the R rated and Unrated versions were released on DVD 9 days later. See more »

Goofs

When Luke and Bo were running away from Boss Hogg's mansion, Luke was wearing a open shirt without white t-shirt under it. You can see his bare chest. When their car was almost hit by a bulldozer, Luke was only wearing a white t-shirt. See more »

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Cooter: Shit, I'm willing to try anything. Except guy on guy.
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Written by Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell, Brad Morgan and Shonna Tucker
Performed by Drive-By Truckers
Courtesy of New West Records, LLC
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Fun film but rather disjointed
4 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is rather entertaining but has some glaring flaws.

To start with if we are to believe that this version of the Dukes tale is "the beginning" then the story should begin at an earlier time instead of the present day.

Additionally, the story isn't particularly compelling and doesn't reveal anything new about the origins of the Dukes of Hazzard but is instead another opportunity for the star of this franchise, the General Lee, to shine one more time which it indeed does. Humor and silliness is abundant and the eye candy is there but one is left with the feeling that this movie wasn't properly executed which perhaps explains why Warner's decided to skip releasing this at the box office.


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