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Dukes of Hazzard, The

“JUST SOME GOOD OL’ BOYS.” Folkloric deep-south adventures of harmless, loveable outlaws Bo and Luke Duke (TOM WOPAT, JOHN SCHNEIDER), their Uncle Jessie (DENVER PYLE) and sister Daisy (CATHERINE BACH) in the doorless General Lee, always putting one over on nasty old sub-Cool Hand Luke town governor Boss Hogg (SORRELL BROOKE) and his ficko henchman Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (JAMES BEST). They were just makin’ their way, the only way they knew how. If that was just a little bit bolder than the law would allow, then so be it. Bach in denim hotpants and goofball humour were very much the order of the day here. And car chases of course, by the dozen, with the GL being launched over bumps at infeasible angles and then continuing on its way without a scratch. Subsidiary characters included garage mechanic Cooter, the laid back narrator/singer (WAYLON JENNINGS), sub-sheriffs Enos and Cletus (careful how you say it), and Roscoe’s annoying dog, Flash. Someday the mountain might get ’em, but the law never will…



  1. Austin Maxi

    October 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Closing titles usually played over a scene of Rosco’s police cruiser chasing the General Lee Dodge Charger round and round some bushes.

  2. THX 1139

    March 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This has been banned from TV repeats in the US after it was revealed the good ol’ boys were massive racists for sporting a Confederate Flag on the top of their car. I must admit that passed me by when I was watching it on a Saturday evening in the 1980s, but that’s hindsight for you.

  3. Ian W.

    July 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    General Lee wasn’t doorless, but they’d taken the windows out.

    • richardpd

      August 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      The doors had been welded shut to give the body more strength, which might explain why it coped with the amount of jumps & other stunts.

      Supposedly they got through 300 Dodge Chargers during the time it was in production, & towards the end it was getting hard to source them, as owners didn’t want to sell them to just be crashed.

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