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Gator (1976)

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


Burt Reynolds





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)


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

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Meet the Bayou's baddest good ol' boy. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


According to James Best, he was given the opportunity to rewrite the script at the request of Burt Reynolds to give more character depth to Gator McClusky. See more »


When Gator runs over some police skiffs, and jumps his own boat, it is clearly a stuntman. See more »


Bama McCall: [Bama is introducing Gator to his seven-foot-tall bodyguard] Ask him why they call him "Bones."
Gator McKlusky: Why they call you "Bones?"
Bones: Because I TELL them to!
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Featured in Burt Reynolds: Back to the Bayou - Part II (2014) See more »


For a Little While
Written & Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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vigorous ride of revenge, friendship and violence in the south of Florida, a fast and powerful movie you will not want to miss...
3 March 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

"Gator " marks a time in that there were not limits for the pleasure, for the happiness and for the adventure! this film is a typical turn to the seventies, and it has as the protagonist the star who reigned absolute for this time and who is finally returning: Burt Reynolds. Seen today, of course " Gator " seems a simple film and with a weak story, but if we analyze the context of the time in what it was done, Gator " is memorable and, without a doubt, an entertaining film and that deserves to be watched! Burt Reynolds offers all his charm, all his talent, interpreting Gator McKlusky, a scoundrel who is forced by the policemen to infiltrate in the criminal organization of an old childhood friend, and discover evidences that will lead him to the prison. Jerry Reed, another great icon of the seventies, is excellent as Bama McCall, the boss of the organized crime who seems to be owner of the south of Florida, Lauren Hutton was never so pretty and nice, particularly in the scene in what she and Burt Reynolds are talking at the beach, at night, near of a bonfire. Gator " is a celebration of a time where everything was simpler, truer and tasty, it is a memorable and efficient film that, even after so many years, preserves the tension and unforgettable scenes . Watch " Gator ", it is not the best film of Burt Reynolds career, but it is one of the good ones!

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Release Date:

20 August 1976 (Finland) See more »

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Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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2.35 : 1
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