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The Devil's 8 (1969)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 August 1969 (UK)
A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.


Burt Topper


Larry Gordon (story), Willard Huyck (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Ray Faulkner
Fabian ... Sonny
Tom Nardini Tom Nardini ... Billy Joe
Leslie Parrish ... Cissy
Ross Hagen ... Frank Davis
Cliff Osmond ... Bubba
Larry Bishop ... Tim Chandler
Robert DoQui ... Henry Reed
Ron Rifkin ... Stewart Martin
Joe Turkel ... Sam (as Joseph Turkell)
Baynes Barron ... Bureau Chief
Lada Edmund Jr. ... Inez (as Lada Edmond Jr.)
Marjorie Dayne Marjorie Dayne ... Hailie
Roy Thiel ... Guard
R.L. Armstrong R.L. Armstrong ... Charley (as Tex Armstrong)
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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

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They're the dregs of the prisons... scum of the chain-gangs... welded into a shock squad to smash an Underworld Empire the law can't touch! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »

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User Reviews

Should be a "cult" movie
11 December 2008 | by revtg1-3See all my reviews

A low budget pot boiler made really enjoyable by a highly talented cast. First of all, Ray Faulkner (Christopher George) drafts, not recruits, six lifer convicts to help him destroy a moonshine gang and capture the leader (Ralph Meeker). He (Faulkner) is the seventh and he is joined by another federal agent later to make the eight. Meeker and George are underemployed in these roles and therefore it is easy for them to stand out. The plot is Faulkner will train these men in high speed "demolition derby" driving, hand to hand combat, use of explosives and firearms and then take them to Meeker's territory to disrupt his moonshine operation. Be forewarned, the special effects are really bad. Film editing is sub-standard. But all the character actors turn in solid, convincing roles, including Fabian Forte, who acts better than he ever sang, which is not a high compliment. A lot of well known actors tried to make moonshine movies, among them Richard Widmak and Gergory Peck. The difference is this movie never tries to be serious. Get a six pack, sit back and be entertained. It's lightweight but it never slows down. I watch it at least once a year and I still enjoy it.

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