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White Lightnin' (2009)

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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was... See full summary »

Director:

Dominic Murphy

Writers:

Eddy Moretti, Dominic Murphy (original story) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Muse Watson ... D. Ray White
Carrie Fisher ... Cilla
Wallace Merck Wallace Merck ... Edgar Hudd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Astalos-Jones ... Birty Mae
Kirk Bovill ... Long
Owen Campbell ... Young Jesco
Edward Hogg ... Jesco White
Stephen Lester Stephen Lester ... Doctor
Steve Nicolson ... Vernon
Damian Samuels ... MC
Clay Steakley ... Reilly
Allison Varnes Allison Varnes ... Teenage Clerk
Raymond Waring ... Davey
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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum. To keep him out of trouble, his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing, a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his father's death, crazy Jesco dons his father's tap shoes and takes his show on the road. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Просветления Уайта See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Long: You ain't right. You crazy hillbilly fuck!
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Soundtracks

Cindy Cindy
Performed by D. Ray White
Written by Benjamin Weisman, Buddy Kaye and Darrell Fuller
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp, Bienstock Publishing Company (ASCAP) and Warner/ Chappell Music Inc.
From the DVD entitled Talking Feet, SF48006,
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, ©2006
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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The movie is dissimilar to others of the like.....
6 February 2017 | by hodivrSee all my reviews

and remains an original. That being said, the cut style filming makes it difficult to get engrossed in the film. It is less than factual as well, but that is to be expected when movies are made about real people. You ask anyone from or around Boone county and they'll tell you true. While the main character is fun to watch as he descends into madness, the real life of Jesco White is not near as dramatic, nor as entertaining. There is no saving grace for this movie, nor for the main character. There could be an interesting story here only if the real Jesco lived like in the movie. This movie lacks imagination and lack a believable plot.


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