W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

Movies, Comedy
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.

By: TM

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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