Moonrunners

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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."
  • PG
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.1  (339)

Moonrunners is a 1975 film that was later retooled into the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. The film begins with our narrator, the Balladeer, introducing to us to our protagonists, Grady and Bobby Lee Hage, who run moonshine for their Uncle Jesse in Shiloh County. After a fight at the local bar called the Boar's Nest, Bobby Lee is thrown into the jail. After his bail is paid, Bobby Lee walks home and picks up Beth Ann, a girl running away from a murderous husband in Mississippi. After she gets home, Uncle Jesse takes her in, and Bobby Lee begins courting her. Meanwhile, Grady enters their stock car, Traveler, in a race against rival competitors Zeebo and his lackey Cooter. They both decide to team up and chase after Grady, which results in a high-speed chase through the backwoods by the light of the moon. Meanwhile, local county boss Jake Rainy is in a bit of a jam, as a New York Crime Syndicate has sent notice to him that his moonshine shipment is not up to quota. Jake pleads with Jesse to sell him some of his moonshine, but Jesse refuses as he knows that Jake will mix Jesse's prized moonshine with cheap gasoline bathtub gin. Jake is furious, and he uses the local sheriff, Rosco P. Coltrane, to lure the cousins into a trap, as he then goes after Jesse. However, Jesse escapes with a load of moonshine, but has a climactic wreck, which kills him. After the funeral, Bobby Lee and Grady vow revenge and quickly gather their supplies. Due to them being unable to own guns, the two cousins strap dynamite to arrows and head over to where Jake Rainy makes his moonshine. A few arrows later, Jake Rainey's still is no more.

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Moonrunners is a 1975 film that was later retooled into the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. The film begins with our narrator, the Balladeer, introducing to us to our protagonists, Grady and Bobby Lee Hage, who run moonshine for their Uncle Jesse in Shiloh County. After a fight at the local bar called the Boar's Nest, Bobby Lee is thrown into the jail. After his bail is paid, Bobby Lee walks home and picks up Beth Ann, a girl running away from a murderous husband in Mississippi. After she gets home, Uncle Jesse takes her in, and Bobby Lee begins courting her.

Meanwhile, Grady enters their stock car, Traveler, in a race against rival competitors Zeebo and his lackey Cooter. They both decide to team up and chase after Grady, which results in a high-speed chase through the backwoods by the light of the moon.

Meanwhile, local county boss Jake Rainy is in a bit of a jam, as a New York Crime Syndicate has sent notice to him that his moonshine shipment is not up to quota. Jake pleads with Jesse to sell him some of his moonshine, but Jesse refuses as he knows that Jake will mix Jesse's prized moonshine with cheap gasoline bathtub gin.

Jake is furious, and he uses the local sheriff, Rosco P. Coltrane, to lure the cousins into a trap, as he then goes after Jesse. However, Jesse escapes with a load of moonshine, but has a climactic wreck, which kills him.

After the funeral, Bobby Lee and Grady vow revenge and quickly gather their supplies. Due to them being unable to own guns, the two cousins strap dynamite to arrows and head over to where Jake Rainy makes his moonshine. A few arrows later, Jake Rainey's still is no more.

  • Release Date
    1975
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 50 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (339)