Saturday, August 6, 2005


Action comedy

Wildly popular during its six-season run on CBS, The Dukes of Hazzard TV series premiered in January 1979 and focused on the ongoing adventures of Bo and Luke Duke, two cousins living in Hazzard County somewhere in the Deep South.

Johnny Knoxville: Luke Duke
Seann William Scott: his cousin Bo
Jessica Simpson: their cousin Daisy
Willie Nelson: Uncle Jesse
Burt Reynolds: Commissioner “Boss” Hogg

The movie will have great appeal to any male teenager:
 perhaps 70% of the movie involves fast cars (police pursuits, airborne leaps, racing, demolition derby)
 with interludes of young female bodies (many in their underwear, sometimes in body-hugging short shorts, all with ample cleavage)
 several seduction scenes by Daisy (although her acting is terrible, she seems to have a knack for this kind of thing)
 and the jokes: corny one-liners, off-colour crude jokes and at least three hilarious knee-slapping “in the crotch” blows.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

for sexual content, crude and drug-related humor, language and comic action violence.

After getting a phone call from Boss Hogg, the Deputy hangs up and we hear a dial tone. A dial tone is there only when initiating a call, not when terminating one.

When another Deputy hears his name being called on his walkie-talkie, the first thing he says is “10-4”. There are over two hundred 10-Codes in current usage, approximately 50 of these are used by the police, fire and other types of radio operators. Code 10-4 means “message received” and is said in response to the sender’s directives not to acknowledge an incoming call.

During one of the police pursuits, Luke uses both hands to get halfway out the window. The point-of-view changes and somehow he now has a bow and arrow in his hands. After shooting off one flaming arrow, he then ducks back in the car and from the interior shot we see that the bow has somehow disappeared.

Although their car sustains damage from ramming and banging other cars, often when the camera angle changes the damage is no longer evident, only to return in a later shot.

If you’ve made it to the end, stick around for the outtakes while the credits roll. At least you’ll get a real laugh from some of them.

BTW, I agree with holllywood tuna that "there should be some sort of law in Hollywood that she can only be allowed to wear bikinis in her movie roles. Face it. We’re not interested in the acting abilities of" Jessica Simpson

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