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White Lightning (1973)

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

William W. Norton (as William Norton)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Bobby 'Gator' McKlusky
Jennifer Billingsley ... Lou
Ned Beatty ... Sheriff J.C. Connors
Bo Hopkins ... Roy Boone
Matt Clark ... Dude Watson
Louise Latham ... Martha Culpepper
Diane Ladd ... Maggie (as Diane Lad)
R.G. Armstrong ... Big Bear
Conlan Carter Conlan Carter ... Deputy
Dabbs Greer ... Pa McKlusky
Lincoln Demyan Lincoln Demyan ... Warden
John Steadman ... Skeeter
Iris Korn Iris Korn ... Ma McKlusky
Stephanie Burchfield Stephanie Burchfield ... Jenny
Barbara Muller Barbara Muller ... Louella
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Storyline

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

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Taglines:

WHITE LIGHTNING never strikes twice - 'cause once is enough! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

McKlusky See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The I-30 Speedway was used at the Benton Speedway. This speedway is actually just over in Pulaski County (Little Rock, AR)) from Saline County, where Benton is actually located. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff drives his car into the river, it can be seen to have no windshield or rear window. See more »

Quotes

Gator McKlusky: [after Jenny told him the details of how his brother, Donny, had been arrested by the sheriff, before being murdered] You know something? I just got out of prison. Running cars, stealing cars, running moonshine. I ain't never... I ain't never done nothin' good in my whole life. And then along come Donny. And he's the only one that ever went to school. The only one that ever accomplished anything. The only one who ever did anything in the whole family... What the hell does it mean?
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Connections

Referenced in Homefront (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Down Under
Composed by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Whitman
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Essential Burt Reynolds of the '70s
7 June 2002 | by HMan-6See all my reviews

In direct contrast to the previous review, I find this movie a well thought-out vehicle for Reynolds. Maybe some folks don't understand the 'shine business. Being an informer, turning in people who are just like you (and your family) creates great conflict within the character. Reynolds pulls it off well, even with the romantic distraction of Jennifer Billingsley, with Bo Hopkins doing his good ol' boy thing, then there's Ned Beatty.....and aww heck....you know why you watch it! It's a non-stop, pedal-to-the-metal, V8 blasting car movie! Check out those stunts...jumping a '72 Ford SeeDan (as we say here in the South) from a dock to a moving barge...great! Those full-size Mercury and Fords gobbling up the road, either chasing good ol' Gator or with him in one outrunning the cops...I mean, how much better can you get than that???

Ok, ok, I'll get serious again. It's a great action movie, regardless of whether you watch it with your coon hound or some Okie. It's got a very good plot, great action, and a good resolution......

Don't let folks kid you, Burt did good in this one!


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