Friday, July 15, 2005

Moonrunners of Hazzard

There's a Dukes of Hazzard movie coming out soon. A lot of people who liked the TV show think the movie will ruin the Dukes' image. They are DEAD wrong. The 'Dukes' were based on a 1975 movie called Moonrunners where the 'Hag Boys' are moonshine runners. Not quite the baby-faced, reformed bootleggers served up by CBS back in the day; these fellas are overt criminals. I think Uncle Jesse dies in the movie. There was no '69 Dodge Charger 'General Lee', but plenty of car chase action. It's a weird southern comedy.

If you're curious, it comes on television from time to time. I have a feeling it's probably a more realistic depiction of the kind of life the Dukes would have lived than either the Dukes TV show or the new lame movie.