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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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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 ... Himself - 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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You take a load of 200 proof corn liquor through a Georgia roadblock at 100 miles an hour and if you ain't a dead man, you're a moonrunner. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ge järnet, moonrunners See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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 »

Quotes

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 (2005) See more »

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Lightning Rod
Written and Performed by Jerry Reed
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Excellent!!
20 November 2000 | by thecat72See all my reviews

Moon Runners for some reason is almost NEVER mentioned as far as good decent 70's schlock and action movies, despite the "Dukes of Hazzard" connection. It's pretty rare - while it was shown on cable in the late 70's, it almost never shows up on TV at all nowadays. I caught it for the first time in many years early this year on cable (TNT I believe).

Grady and Bobby Lee (later to become Bo and Luke Duke) 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. Fast-paced and entertaining, as the boys continue to get their moonshine through. Some excellent car chase action, and while the chase scenes aren't on par with say "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" and also aren't as numerous as I thought I remembered, still decent enough and forgivable since the film is just fun to begin with. Definitely a film to be seen!


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