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The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

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Teenaged cousins Bo and Luke Duke spend their first few weeks in Hazzard County getting into trouble running outlawed liquor in order to save their Uncle Jesse's farm.

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Robert Berlinger

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Shane Morris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Wayne ... Luke Duke
Jonathan Bennett ... Bo Duke
April Scott ... Daisy Duke
Joel David Moore ... Cooter
Harland Williams ... Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
Sherilyn Fenn ... Lulu Hogg
Willie Nelson ... Uncle Jesse Duke
Christopher McDonald ... Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg
Todd Grinnell ... Hughie Hogg
Adam Shulman ... Enos Strate
Gary Cole ... The Balladeer (voice)
Trishelle Cannatella ... Ali Handy
Jennifer Hill ... Brooke Handy
Rufus Dorsey ... DMV Examiner
Joe Gieb ... Carnival Midget
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Storyline

In this prequel re-telling of the famous 1979-1985 TV series of the same name, the teenage mischievous Duke boys, cousins Bo and Luke (Jonathan Bennett and Randy Wayne), are arrested for reckless driving and possession of illegal fireworks. They are sent to live with their Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) at his farm in rural Hazzard County in an unnamed southwestern state. Bo and Luke's orphaned dowdy cousin Daisy (April Scott) soon joins them hoping to find a place in her life. Jesse is also a moonshiner who struggles to make ends meet and soon employs a willing Bo and Luke to be his runners to deliver his 'special' White Lighting whiskey to all parts of the county after observing their driving skills using a fixed-up orange-painted 1969 Dodge Charger which they named 'The General Lee'. But it doesn't take long for Bo and Luke to find a worthy opponent in the form of the cigar-chomping J.D. 'Boss' Hogg (Christopher McDonald), the corrupt city commissioner of the nearby small town and ... Written by Larry B.

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These are the Duke boys... from the beginning


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual humor and dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dukes of Hazzard 2 See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Chandrasekhar was rumored to direct. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Bo says, "Hopefully she'll last long enough to do what we gotta do" while referring to the General Lee. The General is always referred to as a "he", never a "she". See more »

Quotes

Bo Duke: You can kill a man with your thumb?
Uncle Jesse Duke: It's not that hard, really, once you know how.
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Crazy Credits

We can see many outtakes during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Awakening
Written by Lukas Autry Nelson
Performed by Harmonic Tribe
Courtesy of Five Corners Records
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Worst Prequel Ever
29 September 2007 | by kath28See all my reviews

In Australia this film went straight to DVD and I must don't waste your time watching this.

I wish I could go back in time 90mins as I would have watched something else.

This is the so called unrated version.

Well I'd hate to see what the original version was. Maybe a bit better than this crap.

Hopefully there wont be another movie in the series made.

If they do I hope they find better actors to portray the parts.

How Willie Nelson signed on for the sequel beats me,

Avoid at all costs


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