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The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

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


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


These are the Duke boys... from the beginning

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dukes of Hazzard 2  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Even though April Scott is portraying a younger version of Daisy Duke in this prequel, she's 1 year older than Jessica Simpson, who played Daisy in the original movie. See more »


Near the end of the movie, Bo says, "Hopefully she'll last long enough to do what we gotta do" while referring to the General Lee. The General is always referred to as a "he", never a "she". See more »


Bo Duke: I love Hazzard. I love that Hazzard breeze flowing through my hair. I love Daisy and Uncle Jesse. I love the smell of pig shit in the morning.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »


Leavin' Home
Written and Performed by Bill Perry
Courtesy of Blind Pig Records
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User Reviews

Ashamed to say I watched it...
22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in the 80s, and was a loyal follower of the Dukes' TV show, so naturally I wanted to see this movie. Since it was supposed to be about the origins of the Duke boys and the General Lee I was expecting something informative and entertaining. What I got was a film about foul-mouthed teens and sexual exploitation. This is without a doubt the worst Dukes movie/show i have ever seen and I am ashamed to say I watched it. This movie was obviously aimed at the teens/young adult crowd, not that I would allow my child to go see it. The only saving grace was the above average acting of the main cast, though I'm not sure how they got Willie Nelson to be a part of this.

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