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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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Trivia

At one point, Jason Dolley and Mitchel Musso were set to play Bo and Luke. However, Bill Gerber was opposed to signing on Former Disney Channel stars as he felt people would not approve. See more »

Goofs

In the original series, Bo and Luke's parents supposedly died in a tragic car accident, along with Daisy's. In the film, Jesse makes many references to the boys' parents being alive. See more »

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Balladeer: [voice-over] Bo's first chase; Luke's first time; Daisy's first Dukes... Rosco gets his badge; Boss Hogg starts the feud; and Uncle Jesse gives advice
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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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White Lightning
Written by John Galvin, Robert Ingram and Philip McCormack
Performed by Molly Hatchet
Courtesy of Melody Crafter International and Brasstacks Alliance
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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!


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