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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | | Comedy | 10 March 1976 (Denmark)
W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... W.W. Bright
... Dixie
... Wayne
... Country Bull
... Junior
... Leroy
... Butterball (as Richard D. Hurst)
... Good Ole Boy #2
Furry Lewis ... Uncle Furry
Sherman G. Lloyd ... Elton Bird
Mort Marshall ... Hester Tate
... Good Ole Boy #1
Peg Murray ... Della
Sherry Mathis ... June Ann
Roni Stoneman Hemrick ... Ticket Lady
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W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W. crosses paths with the Dixie Dancekings when he hijacks their car (and them) to help him rob a bank. At first, the band resists. However, when they discover how much money they make, they begin helping out voluntarily in order to finance their big break. At the same time, W.W. takes a liking to them and uses his natural charm and smooth-talking ways to help them start down the road to stardom. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Big Bad Burt. After he sticks you up, you'll be sorry to see him go. See more »

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10 March 1976 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Agrios kai atithasos  »

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Trivia

A lot of the movie was filmed in Davidson County (Nashville) and surrounding counties in Tennessee. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1957 but the logo on the RC Cola cooler in the diner is a more-modern design not introduced until years later. See more »

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Junior: But W.W. he saw everything. He saw us, he saw the costumes, he saw everything.
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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

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Chicken Fat
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Composed by Mel Brown
Performed by Dave Grusin
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Don't know why
21 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

this film has such a mediocre rating. It's a fine night's entertainment and it takes us back to an earlier time in country music before every big and medium-size city had its country station. The important thing is not to lose patience during the first half, when it seems like it will be forever before they get their act on the road, and pay no mind to the back story about the Southern Oil Company....in fact the 'hold up' of the bank really doesn't fit the rest of the film, it is almost too surreal, like Burt's Olds. Reynolds comes off like the poor man's Sam Phillips, getting these crackers onto Grand Ole Opry, and that moment when he spurns Van Dyke's advances as he hears the boys launching into something that sounds like music is stirring.

That era is gone, but treasure the final scenes when Art Carney's car radio pulls in sounds from the ether that you won't hear today on the airwaves, where every voice comes out of broadcasting school. Rate this somewhere about 7 on a scale of 10.


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