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Thunder and Lightning (1977)

A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sterling Holloway ... Hobe Carpenter
Patrick Cranshaw ... Taylor
Charles Napier ... Jim Bob
George Murdock ... Jake Summers
Ron Feinberg ... Bubba
David Carradine ... Harley Thomas
Kate Jackson ... Nancy Sue Hunnicutt
Roger C. Carmel ... Ralph Junior Hunnicutt
Hope Pomerance Hope Pomerance ... Mrs. Hunnicutt
Eddie Barth ... Rudi Volpone (as Ed Barth)
Malcolm Jones Malcolm Jones ... Rainey
Charles Willeford ... Bartender
Christopher Raynolds Christopher Raynolds ... Scooter
Claude Earl Jones ... Carl (as Claude Jones)
Emilio Rivera Emilio Rivera ... Honeydew Driver
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A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.

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Taglines:

It's 250 proof fun! - as they bust up the biggest moonshine racket in the country.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hog Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,758,000
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The concept of the movie originated from Frances Doel, after reading the 1973 novel Alp by William Hjortsberg, contacted him at his Montana home and she came up with the idea of a movie about two women and a robber on the run called Three's Company. Hjortsberg objected to the idea saying nobody would watch a movie like that. He made an agreement with Doel that he could write a moonshine car chase comedy and he wrote the script, all with assistance from Doel over the phone. See more »

Goofs

When Harley's air boat runs across the road and is nearly hit by the Buick Skylark the car stops at a slight angle on the road. When the second air boat follows him the Buick is now at a much more pronounced angle to the road, even having the rear tire off the pavement. See more »

Quotes

[After getting thrown to the ground by Harley Thomas]
Jim Bob: Knock off the Kung-Fu shit!
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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An enjoyable and funny movie
10 August 1999 | by beableSee all my reviews

Thunder and Lightning is an interesting movie, it's an action movie with a plot! The characters actually have reasons to do what they do. David Carradine stars as a bootlegger and Kate Jackson is his fiancee. Her father is a soft-drink manufacturer who is secretly making and distributing large quantities of moonshine. The conflict starts when her father's goons decide to close down Carradine's operation. It is pretty much an adventure comedy from then on, with lots of car chases, fights, banjo music, rednecks, hillbillies and moonshine. Watch for the gator-wrestling church!


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