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Thunder and Lightning (1977)

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David Carradine and Kate Jackson spend most of their time peering over dashboards and revving up outboard motors in this extended chase film about moonshiners engaged in a frantic racing contest. Carradine is Harley Thomas, a Florida moonshiner who challenges Ralph Junior (Roger C. Carmel), the father of his girlfriend Nancy Sue Hunnicutt (Kate Jackson), to a competition to determine who can produce the most moonshine. Ralph Junior takes up the challenge and the two adversaries struggle to get the brew from their home stills to thirsty patrons without the cops or the mob trying to confiscate the firewater.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Studio:
Fox

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Cast

David Carradine
as Harley Thomas
Kate Jackson
as Nancy Sue Hunnicutt
Roger C. Carmel
as Ralph Junior Hunnicutt
Sterling Holloway
as Hobe Carpenter
Ed Barth
as Rudi Volpone
George Murdock
as Jake Summers
Pat Cranshaw
as Taylor
Charles Napier
as Jim bob
Hope Pomerance
as Mrs. Hunnicutt
Malcolm Jones
as Rainey
Charles Willeford
as Bartender
Emilio Rivera
as Honeydew Driver
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Critic Reviews for Thunder and Lightning

All Critics (2)

... probably the most slaphappily endearing low comedy since Russ Meyer's The Seven Minutes.

Full Review… | September 18, 2010
Parallax View

A simplistic affair with no delusions of anything beyond B-movie fun.

Full Review… | January 5, 2006
DVDTalk.com

Audience Reviews for Thunder and Lightning

½

Packed full of great action sequences, hysterical humor, and witty one-liners. Reminded me of a swampy Dukes of hazard with Coon-Asses!

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig
½

Packed full of great action sequences, hysterical humor, and witty one-liners. Reminded me of a swampy Dukes of hazard with Coon-Asses!

DC Fixx
DC Fixx

4.5/10. Silly and dated, Kate Jackson's poor performance is no help either. She is badly miscast. It's meant to be a crowd pleaser, but only occasionally entertains. Some decent editing and photography though.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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