The Moonshine War

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Amiable caper adapted by Elmore Leonard from his own novel about whisky hijackers in hillbilly country just before the repeal of Prohibition, with McGoohan's scarecrow ex-revenue agent and Widmark's Rabelaisian struck-off dentist joining forces to lay siege to Alda's hidden cache of moonshine when money, guile and threats get them nowhere. Directing with one eye very much on Bonnie and Clyde, Quine makes heavy weather of the tone and style, but the characterisations - abetted by nice dialogue - make it more enjoyable than not.

By: TM


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Quine
Elmore Leonard
Patrick McGoohan
Richard Widmark
Alan Alda
Lee Hazlewood
Joe Williams
Will Geer
Melodie Johnson
Max Showalter
Harry Carey Jr
Teri Garr
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