The Dukes of Haz­zard

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Thurs­day 16 March @8PM, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Chan­nel

Those good ol’ boys that were never meanin’ no harm (de­spite de­stroy­ing hun­dreds of cars and gen­er­ally be­ing crim­i­nals) made the switch to the big screen in 2005. De­spite poor re­views, the act­ing tal­ent is pretty much spot on. As are the cars. The plot in­volves Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) us­ing a celebrity race as a di­ver­sion for his plan to strip-mine Haz­zard County and steal the farm where Un­cle Jesse (Wil­lie Nel­son), Luke ( Johnny Knoxville) and Bo (Seann Wil­liam Scott) run their moon­shine busi­ness. Else­where, Daisy Duke ( Jes­sica Simp­son) does what she’s al­ways done – wan­der­ing around in short shorts, break­ing hearts. Twenty-six Dodge Charg­ers were used in the film, with sev­eral 1968 and 1970 Charg­ers con­verted to look like proper 1969 ‘Gen­eral Lee’ Charg­ers. Mur­ray Scul­lion

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