Dukes of Hazzard

Dukes of Hazzard

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Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Cast: Jay Chandrasekhar, Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson

     
 

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The General Lee is back and so are the Duke boys in this big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series, brought to you by Jay Chandrasekhar of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Set in the "present day," the story follows Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) as they cruise around Hazzard County and wreck havoc in their classic 1969 Dodge Charger. Together… See more details below

Overview

The General Lee is back and so are the Duke boys in this big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series, brought to you by Jay Chandrasekhar of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Set in the "present day," the story follows Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) as they cruise around Hazzard County and wreck havoc in their classic 1969 Dodge Charger. Together with their scantily clad cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and moonshining Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), the two good old boys battle the corrupt county commissioner Boss Hog (Burt Reynolds) when he and local Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey) threaten to take away the family farm. John O'Brien has the lone writer's credit on the film, though additional uncredited rewrites were handled by the Broken Lizard gang.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Prime-time TV’s Dukes was the apotheosis of ‘70s Redneck Chic, coming on the heels of Smokey & the Bandit and country music’s newly reasserted prominence. This revisionist film version arrives as Jeff Foxworthy has become one of stand-up comedy’s elder statesmen, and the line between country and pop has been blurred past recognition. It’s also the latest manifestation of Hollywood’s bewildering fascination with Boomer-TV staples. The basics remain the same: Duke cousins Bo (Johnny Knoxville) and Luke (Seann William Scott) are still delivering moonshine for their Uncle Jessie (Willie Nelson) and staying one jump ahead of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (M. C. Gainey), the tool of corrupt Hazzard County big-shot Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). Jessica Simpson has no problem filling out cousin Daisy Duke's cutoff shorts. The Duke boys still drive that familiar red car, the General Lee, and since it’s still a 1969 Dodge Charger, we’re left to assume that Hazzard County must be an elephant’s graveyard of spare parts. The plot, involving Hogg's attempt to take away the Duke family farm, is merely a delivery vehicle for car chases, explosions, and endless shots of Daisy's Daisy Dukes -- all set to a thunderous soundtrack of classic southern rock. Knoxville and Scott play the good-ole-boy routine to the hilt and obviously love every minute of it. Don’t expect them to tackle social mores -- this is The Dukes of Hazzard, after all. What more do you want?
All Movie Guide
If this film's producers hired director Jay Chandrasekhar for his ability to make cops funny (Super Troopers), then they got a poor return on their investment. No one's funny in The Dukes of Hazzard, least of all the catatonically stiff Burt Reynolds, who could have been a deceptively perfect Boss Hogg, but provides nary an apoplectic fit nor cowboy hat thrown angrily into the dirt. M.C. Gainey's mean (rather than bumbling) Sheriff Roscoe, and the dim (rather than cunning) Duke boys (Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville) only further the casting woes of this turgid 21st century staging of the popular '80s TV show. Jessica Simpson's film debut as Daisy Duke is ok, but she's little more than a vessel for those famous cut-offs. Chandrasekhar tries to liven things up by including a few fellow members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, but it's mostly in vain. The problem with a Dukes of Hazzard movie released in such politically contentious times is that the more the Dukes resemble provincial rednecks, the more regionally localized their appeal, leaving little to savor for audiences in search of ironic kitsch. With Bo and Luke's fondness for hitting each other in the face with telephone books, they're more like Knoxville's Jackass crew than like wholesome troublemakers John Schneider and Tom Wopat from the original series. This wouldn't be such a problem if the story or setup were clever. But screenwriter John O'Brien's Hazzard county is so dead on arrival, he temporarily relocates the action to Atlanta for a few half-hearted anachronisms and culture-clashes, the only attempts at the sorely needed self-awareness seen in films like The Brady Bunch Movie. The end-credit outtakes do provide a few smiles, including plenty of flubbed lines and driving stunts gone awry.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
UPC:
0012569706859
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Additional scenes; Gag reel; The Hazards of Dukes - go behind the scenes; How to Launch a Muscle Car 175 Feet in 4 Seconds; The General Lee Lives; Daisy Dukes: The Short Short Shorts; Jessica Simpson "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" music video; Theatrical trailer; English and French language tracks; English, French and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Knoxville Luke Duke
Seann William Scott Bo Duke
Jessica Simpson Daisy Duke
Burt Reynolds Boss Hogg
Joe Don Baker Governor Jim Applewhite
Lynda Carter Pauline
Willie Nelson Uncle Jesse
M.C. Gainey Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane
David Koechner Cooter
Kim Wall State Trooper
Junior Brown Balladeer
Alice Greczyn Laurie Pullman
Steve Lemme Jimmy
Michael Weston Deputy Enos Strate
Mitch Braswell Out of Towner #1
Michael Roof Dil Driscoll
Rusty Tennant Local One
Dolan Wilson Local Two
James Roday Billy Prickett
Heather Hemmens Girl #1
David Leitch Puncher
A.J. Foyt Race Car Driver #1
Jack Polick Deputy Cletus
Jim Cody Williams Security Guard Chip
Kevin Heffernan Sheev
Tammi Arender Local Reporter #1
Artist Robinson 18 Wheeler Driver
Tenia Taylor Pretty Girl
Bruce McKinnon Van Driver
Lara Grice Female Passenger
Kristen Laird Sorority Girl #1
Brittany Pourciau Sorority Girl #2
Erica Lee Sorority Girl #3
Crystal Barrett Sorority Girl
Jillian Batherson Sorority Girl
Kristen Broussard Sorority Girl
Christina DaRe Sorority Girl
Amber Duke Sorority Girl
Hana Dupre Sorority Girl
Jennifer Foster Sorority Girl
Alexis Hebert Sorority Girl
Tracey Mills Sorority Girl
Nikki Griffin Katie Johnson
Jacqui Maxwell Annette
Jay Chandrasekhar Campus Cop #1
Erik Stolhanske Campus Cop #2
Charlie Finn Royce
Thomas Elliott Tough Guy #1
Dremaceo Giles Tough Guy #2
Thomas Hyde Prisoner #1
Wayne Douglas Morgan Prisoner #2
Danny Haneman Older Cop
Tobi Gadison Brown Younger Cop
Christine Richard Lexus Driver
Dan Montgomery Spectator
Therial "Houseman" DeClouet Judge
Emily Smith Female Reporter
Stacy Brown Female Reporter
Alicen Holden Governor's Aide
Paul Soter Rick Shakely
Ritchie Montgomery Trooper
Andrew Prine Angry Man
Grace C. Gerber Little Girl
Rip Taylor Himself

Technical Credits
Jay Chandrasekhar Director
Simone Almekias-Seigl Makeup
David Alvarez Sound/Sound Designer
Hank Amos Stunts
C. Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Artist Robinson Asst. Director
Steven Baker Consultant/advisor
Garnet Baril Special Effects
Nathan Barr Score Composer
Stan Barrett Stunts
Randy Beckman Stunts
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Troy Brown Stunts
Rodney M. Byrd Special Effects
John Cade Stunts
Douglas M. Calli Special Effects
Roy K. Cancino Special Effects
Terry P. Chapman Special Effects
Chris Jones Special Effects
Chris Cornwell Art Director
Heath Cowart Special Effects
Jonathan L. Davis Original Story
Curtis Decker Special Effects
Albert Delgado Special Effects
Jeff A. Denes Special Effects
Dale Ettema Special Effects
Lisa Mae Fincannon Casting
Eddie Fiola Stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald Stunts
Tanner Foust Stunts
Jeffrey Galpin Stunts
Bill Gerber Producer
Stephanie Girard Set Decoration/Design
Philip Giroir Special Effects
Dana Goldberg Executive Producer
Sean Graham Stunts
David Greene Special Effects
Tad Griffith Stunts
Dean Grimes Stunts
Erica Grimes Stunts
Mark Hager Stunts
Werner Hahnlein Special Effects
Nic Harcourt Musical Direction/Supervision
Jim Hart Stunts
Lee Haxall Editor
Jeff Hoffman Camera Operator
Thomas Huff Stunts
Victor Ivanov Stunts
William B. Kaplan Consultant/advisor
Steve Kelso Stunts
Myron Kerstein Editor
Robert Kirby Executive Producer
Barry Lea Special Effects
Tommy Lohmann Camera Operator
Garth Majors Special Effects
Dina Margolin Stunts
Eric McLeod Executive Producer
Rhys Millen Stunts
John O'Brien Original Story,Screenwriter
Christopher O'Hara Stunts
Bobby Ore Stunts
Heather Page Camera Operator
Arnold Peterson Special Effects
Mary Phillips Makeup
David Poole Special Effects
Ella P. Popov Special Effects
Robert Presley Camera Operator
Michael Rifkin Special Effects
Tim Rigby Stunts
Richard Lee Rutherford Stunts
Nick Satriano Asst. Director
Felipe Savahge Stunts
Bill Scharpf Stunts
Kevin Scott Stunts
Lawrence Sher Cinematographer
Jon Gary Steele Production Designer
Michael Stone Camera Operator
Michaell Keith Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeffrey Scott Thomas Special Effects
A.J. Thrasher Special Effects
Greg Tracy Stunts
Jason Trayler Special Effects
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Tim Walkey Stunts
Chris L. Ward Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dukes of Hazzard
1. Upstairs Delivery [4:54]
2. Chasing Credits [4:18]
3. Nobody Bothers Daisy [4:15]
4. Duking it Out [3:54]
5. Cosmetic Damage [2:50]
6. Hogg-Tied [3:32]
7. Safe Transport [4:43]
8. Pole Vault [3:41]
9. Grab Me an Armadillo [3:33]
10. Blowing Things Up [2:47]
11. Rescuing General Lee [3:14]
12. They're Nice Up Here [1:27]
13. Daisy Undercover [3:32]
14. Sorority Girls [3:38]
15. Campus Police [2:20]
16. Lab Specimens [2:54]
17. Sleight of Hand [:49]
18. Checking Her Undercarriage [4:31]
19. Say You're Sorry [2:45]
20. Daisy Uncovered [4:28]
21. So Many Pigs [3:29]
22. Barnstormers [4:07]
23. Surprise Entry [3:48]
24. Joking and Smoking [3:42]
25. Finish Line [4:06]
26. Shooting the Moon [3:43]
27. Gubernatorial Pardons [2:17]
28. Feels Like Old Times [2:54]
29. Outtakes and End Credits [2:15]

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