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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

  • Film

Time Out says

Reynolds at his best as a hillbilly conman (he robs gas stations with a water-pistol in hopefully swashbuckling imitation of his idol Errol Flynn) who finds himself steering a minor-league bunch of musicians to stardom in a Nashville considerably sleazier than Altman's. Quirky Deep South locations, fine '50s atmosphere (back street bars full of young hopefuls imitating Elvis), a wonderful interlude in which Furry Lewis sings 'Dirty Car Blues'. With all faults (chiefly Art Carney as a tiresome lawman-cum-hellfire preacher), a refreshingly irrepressible movie.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John G Avildsen
  • Screenwriter:Thomas Rickman
  • Cast:
    • Burt Reynolds
    • Art Carney
    • Conny Van Dyke
    • Jerry Reed
    • Ned Beatty
    • Richard D Hurst
    • Don Williams
    • Furry Lewis
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