12 October, 2010

Moonrunners

Can't believe I've not heard of this one before...

In the 1975 movie Moonrunners Waylon Jennings narrates the tale of two cousins who run moonshine for their uncle Jesse. They're often chased by a policeman named Rosco Coltrane and fight against an evil county boss named Jake Rainey who Uncle Jesse calls “hog”. Does any of this sound familiar?

If you needed any more clues in the movie the boys race a stock car named Traveler, which was what General Robert E Lee named his horse during the Civil War.

Apparently it's not so great a movie (who knew?) but I have the strangest inkling from this clip that I'd rather like it... B-body Dodges rolling through the corners like Blenheim Palace cornering hard to a Mopar thrum. I also love two things in the clip that link it inextricably with 80's TV; squealing tyres on gravel roads and the most ridiculously obvious 'day for night' shots ever.

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Blogger BikerMondo shout your mess

It's not tyres squealing - it's loose fanbelts.

October 13, 2010 9:48 am

 

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