The Dukes of Hazzard

August 5th, 2005


The Dukes of Hazzard

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Cousins Bo and Luke Duke, with a little help from their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 4.8/10 (36,503 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson

Bo and Luke Duke are southern cousins. In Hazzard County, Bo and Luke help their Uncle Jesse and their sexy cousin Daisy run the Moonshine business and always getting into trouble with Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and recklessly driving in their orange car "General Lee". Boss Hogg, the mean and corrupt local county commissioner who hates The Dukes evicts The Dukes from their farm. Bo and Duke travels to Atlanta and meets up with old friend Katie Johnson and her friend Annette as they set out to find out why Boss Hogg has evicted them from their farm and what he plans to do. With local ace race car driver Billy Prickett in town to take part in the Annual Hazzard Road Race rally, Bo and Luke sets out to save their farm and foil Boss Hogg's scheme.

Writers: John O'Brien, John O'Brien

Johnny Knoxville - Luke Duke
Seann William Scott - Bo Duke
Alice Greczyn - Laurie Pullman
Steve Lemme - Jimmy
Michael Weston - Deputy Enos Strate
Mitch Braswell - Out of Towner #1
Michael Roof - Dil Driscoll
Jessica Simpson - Daisy Duke
Rusty Tennant - Local #1
Dolan Wilson - Local #2
James Roday - Billy Prickett
Heather Hemmens - Girl #1
David Leitch - Puncher
A.J. Foyt IV - Race Car Driver #1
M.C. Gainey - Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

Taglines: Welcome to Hazzard County. Things move kind of slow here, unless, of course, your last name is... Duke


Official Website: Warner Bros [France] | Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 5 August 2005

Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $30,675,314 (USA) (7 August 2005) (3785 Screens)

Gross: $110,594,793 (Worldwide) (2005)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

The original Dukes - Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach - were all offered cameos in this movie. All three declined because they had read the screenplay and hated it.

Continuity: In the beginning of the movie when Luke and Bo are chased by Mr. Pullmann and his son, his son fires with a 2-shot-shotgun. Near the end of the chase the son gets the gun stuck in the steering-wheel and accidentally fires first through the car-floor and then through the car-door, making it two shots. He is then instantly, without reloading, firing a third shot at the Dukes.

Katie Johnson: This is my roommate Annette from Australia.
Bo Duke: Oh, let's put another shrimp on the barbie!
[everyone stares at him]
Bo Duke: That's what they say down there...

User Review

Not Brilliant, But A Whole Lot Of Fun

Rating: 6/10

Okay, so a lot of people are going to tear this film apart. And they are right to do so; after all, it certainly isn't a very intelligent film. In fact, it is a relatively idiotic film. But it's also a fun film.

When Jay Chandrasekhar stepped up to make a film about this old TV show, obviously he looked at the series and said, "Well, it's not very intelligent, is it? But I can see the appeal. After all, it is a whole lot of fun."

And that's how he made the film. He took a fun show from the early 80's and made it into a fun show for the new millennium. Don't go see this movie if you're (God forbid) expecting to see sultry Jessica Simpson displaying an IQ bigger than her cup size. Or if you're hoping that Johnny Knoxville will be playing an environmentally-minded action hero. After all, the guy's big break was a show called Jackass...that should tell you something.

Folks, we're going back to Hazzard County. Moonshine, dirt track auto-racing, and lots and lots of inbreeding. Is any of this sinking in yet?

This is just a show about a family of bootleggers who have a really fast car and fight some of the dumbest criminal minds East of the Mason Dixon line. If you want something brilliant, this isn't it. But if you want to sit back, laugh, and have a good time, head on down to Hazzard County, where the girls wear short shorts, the moonshine flows like honey, and you can do your hot cousin if you want to.

Also, expect some cameos from the boys of Broken Lizard, and a throwback to Chandrasekhar's other big hit "Super Troopers". After all, the comedy is in the same style.


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