Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

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Burt Reynolds

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Gator McKlusky
Jack Weston ... Irving Greenfield
Lauren Hutton ... Aggie Maybank
Jerry Reed ... Bama McCall
Alice Ghostley ... Emmeline Cavanaugh
Dub Taylor ... Mayor Caffrey
Mike Douglas ... The Governor
Burton Gilliam ... Smiley
William Engesser William Engesser ... Bones
John Steadman ... Ned McKlusky
Lori Futch Lori Futch ... Suzie McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield Stephanie Burchfield ... Young Girl
Dudley Remus Dudley Remus ... Deputy Pogie, Dunston PD
Alex Hawkins Alex Hawkins ... Police Chief
J. Don Ferguson ... Bartender (as Don Ferguson)
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Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

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Gator. Come and get him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Actor John Steadman (Gator's dad) played a character named Pop in the original feature film, The Longest Yard (1974), which also included Burt Reynolds. See more »

Goofs

As Gator and Bama drive up to Hannahs night club, the word "Entertainment Nightly" is misspelled as "Entertainment Nitety" See more »

Quotes

Gator McKlusky: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Who said that you could make all the decisions? Who said that you could make all the decisions? I should be making the decisions. That was a - that was a good decision that you made there. Wasn't that a good one that she made there?
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.83 (2010) See more »

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Gator
Written & Performed by Jerry Reed
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Stinks
12 August 2004 | by curtis-8See all my reviews

"Gator," Burt Reynold's feature film debut shows very brief flashes of twisted dark-comedy, but the vast majority of it just plain sucks the big one. I mean, Reynolds took the gritty, funny, sweaty, realistic character from "White Lightning" and completely threw him away, replacing the original Gator McClusky with the slick, mustachioed, urbanized, Hollywood Burt Reynolds we'd seen cracking wise on talk shows. No character, no grit, no acting--just Burt doing a caricature of himself. On top of that add a lame script that could have been adapted for any actor and any lead character, static direction, and virtually no continuity from the first hit film (now Gator has a son and no mother?). Only Jerry Reed rises above the lame-itude, beginning an acting career he was never allowed to fully develop beyond being Burt's sidekick. A waste of time. See "White Lightning" twice and you'll have a better time than watching this sequel.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1976 (Finland) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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