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The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

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Teenaged cousins Bo and Luke Duke spend their first few weeks in Hazzard County getting into trouble running outlawed liquor in order to save their Uncle Jesse's farm.

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Robert Berlinger

Writer:

Shane Morris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Wayne ... Luke Duke
Jonathan Bennett ... Bo Duke
April Scott ... Daisy Duke
Joel David Moore ... Cooter
Harland Williams ... Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
Sherilyn Fenn ... Lulu Hogg
Willie Nelson ... Uncle Jesse Duke
Christopher McDonald ... Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg
Todd Grinnell ... Hughie Hogg
Adam Shulman ... Enos Strate
Gary Cole ... The Balladeer (voice)
Trishelle Cannatella ... Ali Handy
Jennifer Hill ... Brooke Handy
Rufus Dorsey ... DMV Examiner
Joe Gieb ... Carnival Midget
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Storyline

In this prequel re-telling of the famous 1979-1985 TV series of the same name, the teenage mischievous Duke boys, cousins Bo and Luke (Jonathan Bennett and Randy Wayne), are arrested for reckless driving and possession of illegal fireworks. They are sent to live with their Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) at his farm in rural Hazzard County in an unnamed southwestern state. Bo and Luke's orphaned dowdy cousin Daisy (April Scott) soon joins them hoping to find a place in her life. Jesse is also a moonshiner who struggles to make ends meet and soon employs a willing Bo and Luke to be his runners to deliver his 'special' White Lighting whiskey to all parts of the county after observing their driving skills using a fixed-up orange-painted 1969 Dodge Charger which they named 'The General Lee'. But it doesn't take long for Bo and Luke to find a worthy opponent in the form of the cigar-chomping J.D. 'Boss' Hogg (Christopher McDonald), the corrupt city commissioner of the nearby small town and ... Written by Larry B.

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Taglines:

The dawn of the Duke dynasty: the speedy, sexy story begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual humor and dialogue | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dukes of Hazzard 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Kristin Cavallari was rumored to play Daisy Duke. See more »

Goofs

The car that Bo finds in the water is clearly not a Dodge Charger. When he's by the door you can clearly see the door has a window frame. Dodge Chargers have frameless windows. See more »

Quotes

Rosco P. Coltrane: [to the Dukes] Where's that shine making uncle of yours?
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Crazy Credits

We can see many outtakes during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Follows The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Ol' Boys
Written by Waylon Jennings
Performed by John Anderson
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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alright
28 March 2007 | by ronin711See all my reviews

the movie had some funny parts, but it got away from the original TVseries. it seemed as if they thought the only way they could make money off this movie was to make it a porno instead of coming up with a keen way to show how "the beginning" really happened. the only actually plot was busting hog of still selling shine and it wasn't all that interesting.

what also annoyed me was how obvious it was that the movie was filmed outside of LA. there were multiple shots where the Californian coastal range mountains were in the background and it was quite obvious it wasn't filmed in the deep south. in conclusion if you want a couple laughs and you are bored then rent this movie, but overall it isn't that great


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