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Moonrunners (1975)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 14 May 1975 (USA)
Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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Gy Waldron

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Gy Waldron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mitchum ... Grady Hagg
Kiel Martin ... Bobby Lee Hagg
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Uncle Jesse Hagg
Chris Forbes Chris Forbes ... Beth Ann Eubanks
George Ellis George Ellis ... Jake Rainey, Bootlegger
Pete Munro Pete Munro ... Zeebo, Bootlegger
Joan Blackman ... Reba Rainey
Waylon Jennings Waylon Jennings ... The Balladeer
Ralph Mooney Ralph Mooney ... Steel guitar and drums
Don Brooks Don Brooks ... Harmonica
Fred Newell Fred Newell ... Himself - Lead guitar / banjo
Larry Whitemore Larry Whitemore ... Rhythm guitar
Duke Goff Duke Goff ... Bass guitar
Richie Albright Richie Albright ... Percussion
Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane ... Precious, Jake Rainey's bartender (as Spanky McFarlan)
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Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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"Thunder Road" was only a practice run. This is the real thing! See more »

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ge järnet, moonrunners See more »

Filming Locations:

Williamson, Georgia, USA See more »

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Moonrunner See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Trailer narrated by country outlaw music star Waylon Jennings, who also has a role of the storyteller in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The damage on Bobby Lee's fury changes between shots, and at one point it goes from an automatic to a manual and back again. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Lee: Jesse, she's in trouble.
Uncle Jesse: Did you do it?
Bobby Lee: It ain't that kind of trouble.
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Connections

Remade as The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Whiskey Man
by Lee Clayton
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Good Old Boys Havin' Good Fun
14 December 2005 | by buttonwillowSee all my reviews

I've wanted to see this movie ever since I discovered it was the foundation for the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. I was not a die hard fan of the TV show, but I liked it, primarily for the Waylon Jennings narration. This movie has the same goofy, rollicking charm as the show. You know you're in B-movie land with low production values and no big name stars, but the movie works anyway for at least the first two-thirds anyway, then it sort of gets lost in itself. The three leads--James Mitchum, Kiel Martin, Anthum Hunnicut--easily fit into their roles, especially Hunnicut. The pretty girl they introduce early in the film is pretty much irrelevant for the remainder of the film. The TV show corrected this oversight by making Daisy Dukes a stronger presence. The gangsters from up north are another missed opportunity. They could have added a lot more danger and excitement to the latter half. But the Waylon Jennings soundtrack is divine; he gets to sing a lot and his fans will recognize most of the songs. Even with its shortcomings, Moonrunners is worth taking a look at. I've watched movies with far better reviews and enjoyed them far less.


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