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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

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

Goofs

In the original series, Luke was the oldest, followed by Daisy, then Bo. In this film, Daisy is the oldest, and Luke is the middle. See more »

Quotes

Rosco P. Coltrane: [to the Dukes] Where's that shine making uncle of yours?
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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alright
28 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the movie had some funny parts, but it got away from the original TVseries. it seemed as if they thought the only way they could make money off this movie was to make it a porno instead of coming up with a keen way to show how "the beginning" really happened. the only actually plot was busting hog of still selling shine and it wasn't all that interesting.

what also annoyed me was how obvious it was that the movie was filmed outside of LA. there were multiple shots where the Californian coastal range mountains were in the background and it was quite obvious it wasn't filmed in the deep south. in conclusion if you want a couple laughs and you are bored then rent this movie, but overall it isn't that great


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