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Moonrunners (1975)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 14 May 1975 (USA)
Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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Gy Waldron

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Gy Waldron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mitchum ... Grady Hagg
Kiel Martin ... Bobby Lee Hagg
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Uncle Jesse Hagg
Chris Forbes ... Beth Ann Eubanks
George Ellis George Ellis ... Jake Rainey, Bootlegger
Pete Munro Pete Munro ... Zeebo, Bootlegger
Joan Blackman ... Reba Rainey
Waylon Jennings ... The Balladeer
Ralph Mooney Ralph Mooney ... Steel guitar and drums
Don Brooks Don Brooks ... Harmonica
Fred Newell Fred Newell ... Self - Lead guitar / banjo
Larry Whitemore Larry Whitemore ... Rhythm guitar
Duke Goff Duke Goff ... Bass guitar
Richie Albright Richie Albright ... Percussion
Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane ... Precious, Jake Rainey's bartender (as Spanky McFarlan)
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Storyline

Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

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"Thunder Road" was only a practice run. This is the real thing! See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ge järnet, moonrunners See more »

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Moonrunner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bobby Lee drives a 1970 Plymouth fury, Grady and Bobby Lee's stock car is a 1955 Chevy. See more »

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The damage on Bobby Lee's fury changes between shots, and at one point it goes from an automatic to a manual and back again. See more »

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Bobby Lee: Well, that's not the place where I prove my manhood. But since the subject has come up, you think you might boost it a little by letting me drive?
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Connections

Remade as The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Today Is Mine
by Jerry Reed
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Southern action comedy with a very interesting history
31 March 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A couple of hillbilly cousins and their uncle run a quality but small-scale moonshine business that is put under threat when an unscrupulous neighbour starts distributing inferior product in large quantities with the help of some criminals.

I hadn't even heard of Moonrunners before a very kind fellow IMDber sent me a copy to check out. It clearly derives the bulk of its interest factor in that it was the film that the TV series 'The Dukes of Hazzard' was based on. Aside from the two central cousins, there is a Sheriff Roscoe, an Uncle Jesse and narration by Waylon Jennings. The series was made four years later and is a fond memory of mine – more or less everyone my age liked it back in the day. The movie is somewhat rougher than the TV series, with a more authentic feel than the polished for television characters from 'Dukes'. But it still is coming from a very similar place with its good natured Southern humour, plenty of car chases and very dumb cops. It has to be said though that while the movie did have a female side-kick for the boys, she didn't really do very much; something the 'Dukes' rectified in fine style with the introduction of the terrific Daisy Duke.

As a film, it's very episodic with little real drama underpinning things. We never really feel too much for the characters as they don't have too much depth, while some events happen with little overall purpose. Still, it's all done with quite a bit of charm that it draws you in never-the-less. Added flavour is contributed by the entertainingly organic soundtrack and the on location shooting. It was probably a little ahead of the curve in some ways too, in that there was a plethora of 'good ol' boys' Southern action comedies that hit mainstream cinema in the late 70's, some of which were massive hits. Moonrunners fits into this bracket but is a very early example of this sub-genre and seems to have subsequently gone under the radar.


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