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Bootleggers (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 June 1974 (USA)
Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writers:

Charles B. Pierce (story), Earl E. Smith (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Koslo ... Othar Pruitt
Dennis Fimple ... Dewey Crenshaw
Slim Pickens ... Grandpa Pruitt
Jaclyn Smith ... Sally Fannie Tatum
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Othar Pruitt as a boy
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Rufus Woodall
Betty Bluett Betty Bluett ... Grandma Pruitt
Steve Ward Steve Ward ... Silas Pruitt
James Tennison James Tennison ... Mr. Slayton
Charles B. Pierce ... Homer Dodd
Steve Lyons Steve Lyons ... Deputy Carl Duggins
Buddy Ledwell Buddy Ledwell ... Mr. McClusky
Flo Pierce Flo Pierce ... Girl at Dance
Phyllis Morrison Phyllis Morrison ... Woman Serving Punch
Pam McCasland Pam McCasland ... Girl in Pool
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Storyline

In 1921, 10-year-old Othar Pruitt witnesses his bootlegger father murdered by a member of a rival bootlegger family. 12 years later, the adult Other Pruitt and his partner-in-crime, Dewey Crenshaw, make a living as moonshiners and cross-state bootleg runners whom work for Othar's grandfather's distillery, harass the local sheriff, flirt with various women at local ho-downs, and continue to clash against the rival Woodall family and their chief competitors for control of the bootlegged trail runs. Written by Larry B.

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Revenge, Love and Liquid Dynamite! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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On August 1st, 2018 it was announced that the rights to The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and this film, the first two from director Charles B. Pierce, were assigned back to his daughter, Pamula Pierce Barcelou, by the son of the films' investor, Steve Ledwell of the Ledwell & Son Enterprises Inc. However, only The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) was said to be getting a 4K restoration by the George Eastman Museum in New York for a future theatrical and home video high-definition release. Nothing was said about Bootleggers (1974) as of the announcement. See more »

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Bootleggers
Performed by Dorsey Burnette
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Funny movie I'd love to see again.
14 January 1999 | by sam-136See all my reviews

Bootleggers was filmed just across the 'holler' from me many years ago. It was a funny film with some pretty good acting and yes, some pretty lousey acting but still funny. Slim Pickens was perfect for the role of Grandpa Pruitt,and I'd love to see him making moonshine again.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bootlegger's Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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