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!"
It's illegal...it's immoral...and it's so damned good!
Did You Know?
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
Remade as The Dukes of Hazzard