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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.

Director:

Gy Waldron

Writer:

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 Chris Forbes ... Beth Ann Eubanks
George Ellis George Ellis ... Jake Rainey, Bootlegger
Pete Munro Pete Munro ... Zeebo, Bootlegger
Joan Blackman ... Reba Rainey
Waylon Jennings 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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"Thunder Road" was only a practice run. This is the real thing! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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

Gy Waldron went on to create the TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), using several elements of this film in the TV show, including Waylon Jennings as The Balladeer and Ben Jones as Cooter. See more »

Goofs

Bobbie Lee is tuning his guitar in the bar getting ready to play, when a bar patron (played by pro wrestler Rick Hunter) starts a fight with him. Bobbie Lee then breaks his guitar over the guy's head, destroying the guitar, and immediately gets sent to jail for 30 days. As he is released from jail, he has his guitar again. See more »

Quotes

Grady: I do all of his heavy work. The artiste has to protect his hands.
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Whiskey Man
by Lee Clayton
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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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