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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

Writer:

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

In the scene at the town square where Boss Hogg is about to give an election speech, the narrator says that Boss Hogg's favorite saying is "Vote early and vote often." This saying actually exists and is attributed to "Big" Bill Thompson, the notoriously corrupt mayor of Chicago during the 1920's who was bought off by Al Capone. Whenever possible, Capone would rig the Chicago elections in order to ensure Thompson's victory. See more »

Goofs

In the original series, Luke was the oldest, followed by Daisy, then Bo. In this film, Daisy is the oldest, and Luke is the middle. See more »

Quotes

Bo Duke: [Takes of Shrit] Ladies, Do Me!
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Follows The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) See more »

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The Awakening
Written by Lukas Autry Nelson
Performed by Harmonic Tribe
Courtesy of Five Corners Records
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Was never a classic
27 August 2007 | by ErikSee all my reviews

First off those reviewing this like some sort of classic was wrecked... come on. The TV show was face it, never some sort of classic. The story line, dialog and acting was always half rated. The same routine in every episode, same bad slap stick. It was never an original show, it is an good example of another bad 70's show.

Second the questioning of language and half naked girls... well it was American TV and that was the only reason you never had more in the show. So it is a teenage romp looking for excuses to make bad sexual jokes and show topless girls. That is all it is No classic was wreck and all this discussion on how the movie should have been made to hold a timeline, as though a piece of history needed to be presented properly... come one! yes I watch it when I was a boy and the fact that it was great entertainment for us as pre or early teens says something about the original... let not try to glorify mediocrity... There were some cutting edge shows in the 70s for the time period and this is hardly one of them. SNL, All in the family, Second city TV, MASH, Monty Python to name a few did something no one else did at the time.

So watch this movie if you want bad jokes, stupid dialog and an occasional excuse to see breasts bouncing around. Otherwise just keep moving on


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