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The Moonshine War (1970)

The Moonshine War





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Frank Long (Patrick McGoohan) is the US revenue agent trying to bust a moonshiner on the eve of the repeal of Prohibition. Son Martin (Alan Alda) is the still operator who backs down from Long's proposed deal to buy the whiskey. Long hires two thugs (Lee Hazelwood and Suzan to force Son to make the deal, but they kill the sheriff. Dr. Taulbee (Richard Widmark) becomes the target of Long, and long is murdered by the deadly doctor. Son and Dr. Taulbee throw a party and enjoy the booze when the opposition is eliminated. The highlight of this dreary mountain melodrama are three songs, one each from Hank Williams Jr., Roy Orbison, and The Five Man Electrical Band.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Written By: Elmore Leonard
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Richard Widmark
as Dr. Taulbee
Patrick McGoohan
as Frank Long
Alan Alda
as Son Martin
Lee Hazlewood
as Dual Metters
Will Geer
as Sheriff Baylor
Melodie Johnson
as Lizann Simpson
Suzanne Zenor
as Miley Mitchell
Max Showalter
as Mr. Worthman
Harry Carey Jr.
as Arley Stamper
Richard Peabody
as Boyd Caswell
Charles Tyner
as McClendon
Teri Garr
as Tourist's Wife
John Schuck
as E. J. Royce
Tom Nolan
as Lowell
Bo Hopkins
as Bud Blackwell
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All Critics (2)

An amiable but tedious mix of comedy and drama.

Full Review… | March 13, 2011
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March 11, 2013

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