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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.6/ 10 (462 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(USA) - 21 May 1975
(USA) - 23 July 1975
(Denmark) - 10 March 1976
(Sweden) - 5 May 1976
(Finland) - 10 September 1976

Running Time
91

Tagline
Back in 1957, sweet-talking W.W. lived in a '55 Olds, loved bubble gum, Errol Flynn, country music, fried chicken, robbing filling stations, and a girl named Dixie. Not necessarily in that order. Big Bad Burt. After he sticks you up, you'll be sorry to see him go.

Keywords
1950s, band, character-name-in-title, con-man, country-western-music, gasoline-station-robbery, grand-ole-opry, manager, oil-company, on-the-run, robbery,

Technical Support
LAB:DeLuxe - (prints)
LAB:TVC Laboratories, New York, USA
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Spherical
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Beatty, Ned as [Country Bull] <4>
  2. Carney, Art as [Deacon] <34>
  3. Dourif, Brad as (uncredited)
  4. Gilliam, Gil as [Boy with Radio] <33>
  5. Greene, Stanley (I) as [Chauffeur Powell] <21>
  6. Hampton, James (I) as [Junior] <5>
  7. Hurst, Rick as (as Richard D. Hurst) [Butterball] <7>
  8. Lamb, Charles S. as [Dude] <16>
  9. Lewis, Furry as [Uncle Furry] <9>
  10. Lloyd, Sherman G. as [Elton Bird] <10>
  11. Marshall, Mort as [Hester Tate] <11>
  12. McCutcheon, Bill as [Good Ole Boy #1] <12>
  13. Moore, Frank (I) as [June Ann's Boss] <22>
  14. Needham, Hal as [Trooper Carson] <31>
  15. Nelon, Rex as (uncredited) [Singer]
  16. Page, Bronson as (uncredited) [Boy]
  17. Reed, Jerry (I) as [Wayne] <3>
  18. Reynolds, Burt (I) as [W.W. Bright] <1>
  19. Rogers, Gil (I) as [Street Preacher] <32>
  20. Salter, Mickey as [Elvis #1] <30>
  21. Stuthman, Fred as [Sourface] <23>
  22. Tillis, Mel as [Good Ole Boy #2] <8>
  23. Williams, Don (II) as [Leroy] <6>
  24. Andrews, Nancy (I) as [Rosie] <17>
  25. Baker, Cathy (I) as [Dixiebelle #1] <24>
  26. Callaway, Sudie as [Dolorosa Sister #3] <29>
  27. Chew, Virgilia as [Elton Bird's Secretary] <20>
  28. Figlio, Rita M. as [Dolorosa Sister #2] <28>
  29. Hemrick, Roni Stoneman as [Ticket Lady] <15>
  30. Hepler, Heidi (I) as [Dixiebelle #2] <25>
  31. Holliday, Polly as [Mrs. Cozzens] <26>
  32. LeFevre, Eva Mae as (uncredited) [Singer]
  33. Mann, Lorene as [Dolorosa Sister #1] <27>
  34. Mathis, Sherry as [June Ann] <14>
  35. Murray, Peg as [Della] <13>
  36. Strother, Shirlee as [Secretary #1] <19>
  37. Tootsie (I) as [Herself] <18>
  38. Van Dyke, Conny as [Dixie] <2>

Genres

  1. Comedy

Full Plot

W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W. crosses paths with the Dixie Dancekings when he hijacks their car (and them) to help him rob a bank. At first, the band resists. However, when they discover how much money they make, they begin helping out voluntarily in order to finance their big break. At the same time, W.W. takes a liking to them and uses his natural charm and smooth-talking ways to help them start down the road to stardom. Afterburner Plot not found

Movie Certificate

K-12 (Finland)
L (Iceland)
11 (Sweden)
PG (USA)
12 (Netherlands)

Music Composers

  1. Grusin, Dave

Cinematographers

  1. Crabe, James (director of photography)

Distributors

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (1977) (USA) (TV) (original airing)
Shout! Factory [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1975) (USA) (theatrical)

Misc

  1. Brossette, Stanley (unit publicist) (uncredited)
  2. Hoyle, Lester (I) (script supervisor) (as Les Hoyle)

Quotes

Elton Bird: No, he don't want no coffee. No, he don't want no cigatetts. No, he don't want no wiskey. And no, he don't want no WOMEN! Junior: But W.W. he saw everything. He saw us, he saw the costumes, he saw everything. Deacon John Wesley Gore: Why, you're just a Saturday night sinner. W.W. Bright: [Leroy has accused W.W. of being a Communist] I served in Korea. dammit! Junior: That's right, Leroy. You know who he was fightin' in Korea? Leroy: Who? Junior: Chinamen. Communist Chinamen. June Ann: [Dixie and WW are in the back seat of a car at a Drive-in movie, where an Errol Flynn flick is playing; WW pops up to watch the screen] What's the matter? Are you queer or somethin'? W.W. Bright: No, but if I was queer, that's [pointing at Flynn] W.W. Bright: who I'd be queer FOR. Gas station attendant: [as W.W. pulls in to fill up at a gas station] What do you take? W.W. Bright: I'll take Ethel if she's working!

Other Titles

  1. Ein Supertyp haut auf die Pauke (1975) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. Un uomo da buttare (1975) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  3. Supertyp haut auf die Pauke, Ein (1975) (GER)
    (West Germany)

  4. Uomo da buttare, Un (1975) (ITA)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  3. New York City, New York, USA
  4. Nolensville, Tennessee, USA

Trivia

- One of the young actors who unsuccessfully auditioned for this film was 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv). A year later, Stallone worked with 'John G. Avildsen' (qv), the director of this film, on _Rocky (1976)_ (qv).

- First filmed acting role of 'Jerry Reed (I)' (qv).

- The car that 'Burt Reynolds' drives in this movie is a 1955 Oldsmobile Special Edition Holiday Coupe.

- The female lead of Dixie was originally offered to 'Lynn Anderson (II)' (qv) and then 'Dolly Parton' (qv), both of whom turned it down.

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