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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


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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

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Even though April Scott is portraying a younger version of Daisy Duke in this prequel, she's 1 year older than Jessica Simpson, who played Daisy in the original movie. See more »

Goofs

When Luke and Bo were running away from Boss Hogg's mansion, Luke was wearing a open shirt without white t-shirt under it. You can see his bare chest. When their car was almost hit by a bulldozer, Luke was only wearing a white t-shirt. See more »

Quotes

Rosco P. Coltrane: [to the Dukes] Where's that shine making uncle of yours?
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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

Leavin' Home
Written and Performed by Bill Perry
Courtesy of Blind Pig Records
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Travesty
4 March 2007 | by licoriceallsortSee all my reviews

If anyone truly remembers the Dukes of Hazzard TV show from the late 70's and early 80's, this review will ring true with them. The TV show was about good wholesome entertainment for the entire family, with nary a swear word. This movie was clearly made to cater to teeny boppers and idiotic adults with nothing better to do than watch pointless junk on the television. This has nothing to do with the 'beginnings' of the Dukes. It is set in modern day times, with horrible casting and a misuse of Willie Nelson. In the original show, Boss and Jesse Duke were moonshiners from the '20s. By this standard, they would be moonshiners from the mid-80's. Give me a break. Please don't waste your time! And Warner Brothers, please stop using the Dukes in your craptastic films! Let them rest in peace!


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