The Dukes of HazzardAugust 5, 2005
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
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
Seann William Scott
Deputy Enos Strate
Out of Towner #1
A.J. Foyt IV
Race Car Driver #1
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
Welcome to Hazzard County. Things move kind of slow here, unless, of course, your last name is… Duke
Release Date: 5 August 2005
Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $30,675,314
(7 August 2005)
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.
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.
This is my roommate Annette from Australia.
Oh, let's put another shrimp on the barbie!
[everyone stares at him]
That's what they say down there…
Not Brilliant, But A Whole Lot Of Fun
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
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
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.