Thunder Road (1958)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
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Release Date: May 10, 1958 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 2,095
Robert Mitchum (who also wrote the story and served as executive producer) stars in Thunder Road as Lucas Doolin, a Korean War veteran who returns home and promptly rejoins the family's bootlegging business. His father, Vernon (Trevor Bardette), runs the still and heads the family, while Lucas handles the driving and transporting of the moonshine (mostly to Memphis), and his younger brother, Robin (James Mitchum), takes care of the car he uses to outrun the competition and the Treasury agents;
May 10, 1958 Wide
Aug 15, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
Lucas "Luke" Doolin
The world of moonshine transporters is keyed to Mitchum's fatalist-hobo wryness
Mitchum as a booze runner is fun enough, but his singing of the title song is the plus.
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