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Gator (1976)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gator McKlusky
... Irving Greenfield
... Aggie Maybank
... Bama McCall
... Emmeline Cavanaugh
... Mayor Caffrey
... The Governor
Burton Gilliam ... Smiley
William Engesser ... Bones
... Ned McKlusky
Lori Futch ... Suzie McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield ... Young Girl
Dudley Remus ... Deputy Pogie, Dunston PD
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 »

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Action | Drama | Crime

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20 August 1976 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Gator el implacable  »

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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 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

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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Hey, Country Boy
Written by Rusty Richards
Performed by Dinah Shore (as Miss Dinah Shore)
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Reynold's Best
13 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is White Lightning with the budget. Great story, and action with a mix of directing that gives the viewer a feel for the south. A tailor made role for Burt Reynolds, which became a high water mark, he never could reach again. I love the part where the tall guy uses the sun roof in order to drive the car, and the beginning narration. Too bad this format was not in use for Sharky's Machine, he would have done better in the 80's. This movie made him a star of the 70's, and this film ages well, which is the test of time. 8 out of 10 rent it today.


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