The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  4 March 2007 (USA)
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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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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this film, the General Lee's first jump was Hogg's Ravine, which was really big and nobody had jumped it before. This jump is based off the creek that made the first jump in the show, and was seen many times. See more »


When they take the General Lee for it's first drive you can see the back window being fine, then during the drive there's a shot of it being broken out, but when they arrive back it's whole again. See more »


Hughie: You the boys come in in that '69 charger?
Luke Duke: The General Lee.
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Lion King (1994) See more »


If You Wanna Get To Heaven
Written by Steve Cash and John Dillon
Performed by Josey Scott
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Was never a classic
27 August 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

First off those reviewing this like some sort of classic was wrecked... come on. The TV show was face it, never some sort of classic. The story line, dialog and acting was always half rated. The same routine in every episode, same bad slap stick. It was never an original show, it is an good example of another bad 70's show.

Second the questioning of language and half naked girls... well it was American TV and that was the only reason you never had more in the show. So it is a teenage romp looking for excuses to make bad sexual jokes and show topless girls. That is all it is No classic was wreck and all this discussion on how the movie should have been made to hold a timeline, as though a piece of history needed to be presented properly... come one! yes I watch it when I was a boy and the fact that it was great entertainment for us as pre or early teens says something about the original... let not try to glorify mediocrity... There were some cutting edge shows in the 70s for the time period and this is hardly one of them. SNL, All in the family, Second city TV, MASH, Monty Python to name a few did something no one else did at the time.

So watch this movie if you want bad jokes, stupid dialog and an occasional excuse to see breasts bouncing around. Otherwise just keep moving on

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