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Hooch (1977)

PG | | Comedy | September 1977 (USA)
In a tiny county in Appalachia, handsome young El Camino-driving Eddie Joe Rodgers excels at brewing "hooch", the traditional moonshine. The Old-Timers begin to stew as Eddie Joe's charm ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Mann (as Ed Mann)

Writers:

Gil Gerard (story), Edward Mann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gil Gerard ... Eddie Joe
Erika Fox Erika Fox ... Ginnie
Melody Rogers ... Jamie Sue
William T. Hicks William T. Hicks ... Old Bill
Danny Aiello ... Tony (as Dan Aiello)
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Vinnie (as Ray Serra)
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... JoJo
Mike Allen Mike Allen ... Sheriff
J.C. Quinn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Worth Keeter ... Deputy Tim
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In a tiny county in Appalachia, handsome young El Camino-driving Eddie Joe Rodgers excels at brewing "hooch", the traditional moonshine. The Old-Timers begin to stew as Eddie Joe's charm and savvy moves in on their customers. Old Bill, a fellow brewer and owner of the local country store, goes out of bounds and conspires with Mafiosi from New York carpetbagging down South in order to racket the market and Eddie Joe's business, threatening everyone's livelihood. The local Sheriff's protection is uncertain for Eddie Joe, the only person refusing to pay him to look the other way. Meanwhile, Eddie Joe two-times Ginnie and Jamie Sue, the Sheriff's and Old Bill's daughters...A "hicksploitation" recipe for comedic mountain mayhem written and directed by Edward Mann which has brewed into an American cult classic. "It's illegal...it's immoral...and it's so damned good!" Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It's illegal...it's immoral...and it's so damned good!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

Danny Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sal in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989), a little over ten years after his performance as Tony in Hooch (1977). See more »

Connections

Remade as The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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This is Gil's movie
18 August 2001 | by revans2491See all my reviews

This is Gil's movie, produced, co-written and the star. Gil's a moonshiner in America's south dodging the law and getting away with it quite nicely too but then the Mafia come onto the scene and things don't go so smoothly. It's an ok film, it's fun, a bit "Dukes of Hazzard" really but this came first. This is where it all started for Gil (sort of) and i think he did well!:)

There is more to Gil than just Buck Rogers!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hooch See more »

Filming Locations:

Shelby, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Prudhomme Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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