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Bootleggers (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 June 1974 (USA)
Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writers:

Charles B. Pierce (story), Earl E. Smith (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Koslo ... Othar Pruitt
Dennis Fimple ... Dewey Crenshaw
Slim Pickens ... Grandpa Pruitt
Jaclyn Smith ... Sally Fannie Tatum
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Othar Pruitt as a boy
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Rufus Woodall
Betty Bluett Betty Bluett ... Grandma Pruitt
Steve Ward Steve Ward ... Silas Pruitt
James Tennison James Tennison ... Mr. Slayton
Charles B. Pierce ... Homer Dodd
Steve Lyons Steve Lyons ... Deputy Carl Duggins
Buddy Ledwell Buddy Ledwell ... Mr. McClusky
Flo Pierce Flo Pierce ... Girl at Dance
Phyllis Morrison Phyllis Morrison ... Woman Serving Punch
Pam McCasland Pam McCasland ... Girl in Pool
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Storyline

In 1921, 10-year-old Othar Pruitt witnesses his bootlegger father murdered by a member of a rival bootlegger family. 12 years later, the adult Other Pruitt and his partner-in-crime, Dewey Crenshaw, make a living as moonshiners and cross-state bootleg runners whom work for Othar's grandfather's distillery, harass the local sheriff, flirt with various women at local ho-downs, and continue to clash against the rival Woodall family and their chief competitors for control of the bootlegged trail runs. Written by Larry B.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bootlegger's Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On August 1st, 2018 it was announced that the rights to The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and this film, the first two from director Charles B. Pierce, were assigned back to his daughter, Pamula Pierce, by the son of the films' investor, Steve Ledwell of the Ledwell & Son Enterprises Inc. However, only The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) was said to be getting a 4K restoration by the George Eastman Museum in New York for a future theatrical and home video high-definition release. Nothing was said about Bootleggers (1974) as of the announcement. See more »

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Performed by Dorsey Burnette
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saw this on HBO when it first started
5 February 2019 | by weefunkSee all my reviews

Can't really remember much about this movie, except that it was shown in the very early days of HBO, over and over. I remember HBO being a huge novelty (movies on TV! without commercials!) but the novelty soon faded as they had a pretty limited set of titles to show. Bootleggers seems to have been one of them; I feel like they showed it several times a week at least. Anyway, I watched it, and enjoyed it, back then when I was 13 or 14. Would love to see it again and find how it compares to my memory.


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