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Gator (1976)

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

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Burt Reynolds
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Cast

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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Trivia

Sonny Shroyer and James Best would go on to work together again in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). See more »

Goofs

When Gator grabs hold of Smiley and takes him for a spin, he crashes his car into a van, and you see damage to the right front headlight. A moment later, before he hits Bones, the right headlight is now undamaged, and so is the van. Then, Gator hits a Chevy Impala with Bones flying off the hood into the grass. Afterward, Gator drives to Emmeline's house, and again, there is no damage to his car. See more »

Quotes

Aggie Maybank: You charmed the shirt... right off my back.
[removes her shirt and lets Gator see her topless]
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Follows White Lightning (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Gator
Written & Performed by Jerry Reed
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its the seventies
5 May 2006 | by shipes_jSee all my reviews

one of the most endearing qualities about this movie is the fact that it brings the seventies back to your memories...it was filmed in 1976 and it shows it often....the scene where jerry (reed) enters the "southside shuffle "topless" bar...nails the period completely... as well as other fashions, lingo, and of course burt himself...who "owned" the seventies....due to this movie and his other good ole boy films of the south....coupled with the overwhelming popularity of smokey and the bandit (yet to come a year later)...established burt as a seemingly permanent fixture in cinema back then...I always thought burt would stay on top I guess...he seemed invincible as the #1 box office attraction...he is definitely an icon of the seventies time capsule...his swagger and his sense of humor put a brand on me as I remember many times in my life (silently) asking myself...what would burt do in a situation like this?....

as pure acting goes...the film had one of the best supporting actors around and due to his lack of experience I guess you would just have to sum up jerry reed as being a "natural".....he played the villain so well you wanted him to stop...and go back to the good ole boy that you knew he could be (later as cletus snow in smokey and the bandit)

gator is/was one of my all time favorite films...from a time period that I thought would never end...I miss it and this film will help you reunite with it if you are nostalgic at all...


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

20 August 1976 (Finland) See more »

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Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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2.35 : 1
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