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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Taglines:

Gator. Come and get him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Steadman, who played Gator's dad, played Dude Watson's dad in White Lightning (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Gator ties the twine around the green lamp at the Ocean Plaza Motel, he ties a simple double slip knot. Then when they show a close-up of the lamp as they are closing the front door, the knot is a completely different one with a loop dangling from it. See more »

Quotes

Gator McKlusky: I think I was born about 100 years too late. I should have been around when not having any style was in style.
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Connections

Referenced in Police Story: Oxford Gray (1976) See more »

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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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1976 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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