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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | | Comedy | 25 September 1975 (UK)
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 »

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writer:

Thomas Rickman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... W.W. Bright
Conny Van Dyke ... Dixie
Jerry Reed ... Wayne
Ned Beatty ... Country Bull
James Hampton ... Junior
Don Williams ... Leroy
Rick Hurst ... Butterball (as Richard D. Hurst)
Mel Tillis ... Good Ole Boy #2
Furry Lewis Furry Lewis ... Uncle Furry
Sherman G. Lloyd Sherman G. Lloyd ... Elton Bird
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Hester Tate
Bill McCutcheon ... Good Ole Boy #1
Peg Murray Peg Murray ... Della
Sherry Mathis Sherry Mathis ... June Ann
Roni Stoneman Hemrick Roni Stoneman Hemrick ... Ticket Lady
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agrios kai atithasos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty appeared in Deliverance (1972), Stroker Ace (1983), Switching Channels (1988), Physical Evidence (1989), and B.L. Stryker (1989). Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed appeared in Gator (1976), the Smokey and the Bandit film franchise, B.L. Stryker (1989), and Evening Shade (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Deacon crosses the street to the SOS building, all the traffic is driving through a red light. See more »

Quotes

Junior: But W.W. he saw everything. He saw us, he saw the costumes, he saw everything.
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Connections

Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Better Things in Life
(uncredited)
Composed by Jerry Reed
Performed by Ned Beatty
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Silly but fun entertainment
10 June 1999 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

This is one of my guilty pleasures. I enjoyed this movie for what it was. A film that's fun to watch. The secret seems to be a good cast. The story is not very deep. Rent it---if you feel like some southern fried fun


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