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White Lightnin' (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 25 September 2009 (UK)
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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 »


Dominic Murphy


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





Credited cast:
Muse Watson ... D. Ray White
Carrie Fisher ... Cilla
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


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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Long: You ain't right. You crazy hillbilly fuck!
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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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"Moonshiners Unite"
29 December 2010 | by CentralStateProductionsSee all my reviews

"I happen to have friends in the "deep south" and their neighbors are moonshiners. Would wake in the morning hearing shotgun blasts, killing wild turkeys? "White Lightnin' puts all the myths of the modern day hillbilly to rest." Hogg is amazing and outrageous at the same time and the cast is strong but the story as cut is just too fragmented for myself to give a slightly better than average review. The film is also too short and I think it needed more narrative to tell the story-line better. Well shot and designed with decent euphoric imagery works like a bad acid trip. Haunting and stays with you equals success for these Filmmakers. Soundtrack is very creative and original, but my only major downer was the too fast, quick cuts editorial. I look forward to this Directors future work for sure! -CSPS-Media

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sa-eghe e Sefid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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