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The Dukes of Hazzard

  • Comedy
  • 2005
  • Jay Chandrasekhar
  • 102 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action comedy based on the popular TV series, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson. Brothers Bo and Luke Duke and their cousin, Daisy, are called into action when a dastardly plot is hatched to strip-mine Hazzard County and steal their Uncle Jesse's moonshine-making farm.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

The iconic TV series was hardly great art, but at least it had a down-to-earth, easy-going charm that's absent in director Jay Chandrasekhar's lame-brained, big-screen retread. In between relentless car chases, smash-ups, explosions and smutty vulgarity, it's actually Burt Reynolds who carries what passes for the plot. He plays nefarious town commissioner Boss Hogg, who uses a celebrity auto race as a decoy for his plan to strip-mine Hazzard County and steal the farm where Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) and good ole boys Luke (Johnny Knoxville) and Bo (Seann William Scott) run their moonshine business. Meanwhile, in a thankless screen debut that does nobody any favours, Jessica Simpson pouts woodenly as their scantily clad cousin, Daisy. It may have high profile stars and a large budget, but this outdated hillbilly dud couldn't be more lowbrow and moronic.

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Credits

Cast

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Bo DukeSeann William Scott
Luke DukeJohnny Knoxville
Daisy DukeJessica Simpson
Boss HoggBurt Reynolds
Uncle JesseWillie Nelson
Governor Jim ApplewhiteJoe Don Baker
Roscoe P ColtraneM C Gainey
Deputy CletusJack Polick
CooterDavid Koechner
Deputy Enos StrateMichael Weston
PaulineLynda Carter

Crew

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DirectorJay Chandrasekhar

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2005-08-26
Guidance
May be edited for language, violence, drug abuse and nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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