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  • Duke's of Hazzard-movie

    I heard on the radio yesterday that there will indeed be a movie of the Duke's of Hazzard.

    Jessica Simpson is supposedly going to be Daisy Duke....can't remember who is playing Bo and Luke.

    Anybody got other info??
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  • #2
    SS, Go here:

    Heard something on the radio the other day about a Dukes of Hazard Movie... Anyone else hear about this? What kind of car do you think the General Lee would be? And I hear that Britney Spears is supposed to be Daisy Duke (good or bad?) I did a search on Google and found something saying Bo Duke...

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    • #3

      The CBS TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, on which this film is based, revolved around two cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, who always seemed to be in trouble with the law. Along with their uncle Jesse and another cousin, Daisy Duke, the good ol' boys ran moonshine while being chased by Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg. Their famous car, an orange '69 Dodge Charger called the General Lee, jumped over a river in nearly every episode.

      Jessica Simpson - Daisy Duke
      Johnny Knoxville - Luke Duke
      Seann William Scott - Bo Duke

      Jay Chandrasekhar

      The Broken Lizard comedy troupe: Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan

      The CBS TV series

      Warner Bros.

      TBA in 2005

      Taken from Variety, Sept. 10, 2004

      Knoxville, Scott to Play Dukes of Hazzard

      Dude! A jackass and a stoner will be playing Luke and Bo Duke in the upcoming adaptation of classic TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackass star Johnny Knoxville will star as Luke and Dude, Where's My Car? actor Seann William Scott will be Bo.

      The story hasn't been finalized yet, but the series on which the film is based revolved around the good old Southern Duke boys, who kept getting in trouble with local Hazzard County bigwig Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane, riding all over town in their super-fast orange Dodge Charger, which had the doors welded shut.

      Jessica Simpson has been in the running for the role of Daisy Duke, the short-shorted cousin of the Duke boys, and some rumors have insisted that she's signed on, though nothing definite has been confirmed.

      Jay Chandrasekhar will direct the project, from a script he's writing with his cohorts from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Kevin Heffernan.


      • #4
        My favorite line from the dukes of hazzard....

        "pssskkkkkkttttttttt..... shepard to lost sheep, shepard to lost sheep, you got your ears on?"

        I cannot wait for this to come out. I'll be eagerly waiting just like I was for Starsky and Hutch. Can't wait to see Bo & Luke slide over the hood to get into the General Lee. I always wondered why they didn't just use the door handle.... I guess it was much cooler to jump through the window. I tried that once. It didn't work.

        I wonder who's gonna play Boss Hogg & Enos & oh yeah Rosco P. Coletrain. Damn, I miss that show.
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        • #5
          Actually AI, they went in through the window because General Lee was racing spec and the doors were welded shut. They didn't open.

          Here are some specs on the General for you.

          Dodge Charger [Road & Track (R/T)]


          The engine of the General Lee was a 426 Hemi, with an Eldebrock torquer intake. Hemi is short for "Hemispherical", an engine design that provides more horsepower than any other V8, including the 440 Magnum. Some Generals had 440 Magnums, but the 426 Hemi was shown in many episodes. The General Lee also had headers with 3" exhausts. It had a street-stock stall converter.

          Detroit, Michigan.

          Racing, black sidewalls.

          A four-barrel Holly 780 Double-Pumper.

          A Chrysler "Torqueflite" A-727, the most durable automatic tranny ever built. In some episodes, however, a manual transmission was shown.

          Georgia CNH 320.

          To customize the car for the show, it was stripped down to the bare metal on the outside, the rough spots were sanded thoroughly, and then several coats of specially-mixed paint were applied. All of this work was done right at the studio, where the producers had set up a repair shop just for that purpose. The stock horn was replaced with a special horn that played the first twelve notes of "Dixie".

          New manifolds were put in the motor and a special exhaust system was installed; all spark plugs were replaced.

          A grill guard is also added, though it probably didn't protect much, knowing the way the General was driven.

          The roof of the General Lee was supported by three-point roll bars that helped retain the strength of the metal in the event the car was flipped over during a scene.

          The doors were welded shut for structural rigidity and storyline continuity. Of course, some General Lees (there were over 300) had un-welded doors.

          How General Lee Came into the Picture

          It all started when Bo had just gotten out of high school and was driving in a black ford pickup truck and Rosco impounded the car for impeading traffic. Bo and Luke had just built a 440 Magnum engine for the road race on saturday but they didn't have a car to put it in and they didn't have the money.

          Meanwhile in Capital City two robbers had just robbed the bank for golddust and drove away in a black "69" Dodge Charger.Back in Hazzard at the Duke farm Uncle Jesse tells Bo and Luke He would take a loan from Boss Hogg, but they would have to have it ready for saturday's race. Meanwhile in Capital City the robbers hide the golddust they stole underneath the instrument panel and soon after the Capital City Sheriff sees them and procedes to stop them. He pulls along side of theme and runs them of the road by denting in the Charger's driver-side door. The car runs into a ditch wrecking the front-end completely. The Dukes go to see Boss for a loan ,but Daisy would have to work at the Boar's Nest permanently. Back in Capital City the Sheriff puts the two in jail until they would talk. After a while they break out and steal someone's car. Meanwhile in Hazzard the Duke Boys borrow Cooter's tow truck in case they found a car in a junkyard for their engine. The wrecker that had the black Charger just dropped it off at the Capital City Junkyard where Bo and Luke were heading. They pull into the junkyard and look at the Charger.

          They go over to the owner, pay him, and drive away with it.The drive it to Cooter's while the robber's ask the owner where it is and who has it. He gives tells them that they from Hazzard, one was blonde and one had brown hair, and that they called each other cousins. Back at Cooter's garage Luke and Cooter start working on the front-end while Bo and Uncle Jesse go to pick up the motor. After they bring it to Cooter's Bo put's on new shocks, Luke welds the door's shut for safety, and Cooter works on the engine. The robber's are now in Hazzard looking for their car. Bo and Luke go for a walk and the robber's find them. They ask them for the car back but they refuse. One of the robbers pull out a gun and Luke kicks it out of his Hellcat taking the lead. The Dukes win the race getting the $10,000.


          • #6
            Here's one for the General.


            • #7
              This will be a good film if they don't get too carried away with it. Too bad Jackie Gleason is not around, he would be an excellent Boss Hogg, lol.

              Yep, the charger was pretty bad ass. The Hemi is a stout engine, however with today's swirl burn technology the "wedge" combustion chamber is more ideal. But that all changes when a supercharger is in the mix. The general was naturally aspirated, but still a hot ride.

              Add the shock value of opening the hood and seeing a big elephant in between the frame rails.....pretty cool indeed.
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              Dr. Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry for inventing the Polymerase Chain Reaction

              "The fact is that you can not start off with bad science and end up with good medicine"


              • #8
                ooooh... Danny Devito for Boss Hogg. He could swing a southern drawl, I'll bet!
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                • #9
                  IM - I am truely in awe of your knowledge of the boys of Hazard County :smooch:
                  Greek women, we may be lambs in the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.

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                  • #10
                    I can't imagine how hot Jessica Simpson is going to be playing Miss Daisy.

                    Knoxville has the look, but can he play a tough guy role? That is what I am worried about. Danny Devito would be a good Boss Hogg.

                    Can't wait for this one.


                    • #11
                      I had a '69 Charger for a few years. It was a project car when I bought it. I sold my friend with a '68 Roadrunner, the 383 that was in it, and another friend of mine sold me a fresh made 440 to put back in my Charger. Got that installed,
                      fresh rebuilt Torqueflite auto tranny, custom exhaust. Painted it black, with Cragar S/S.

                      Not within 3 months, a 16 yr old, who was driving home from getting her license (no lie), pulled right in front of me. It was gone, I didn't have proper muscle car insurance at the time, and got a whopping $1,200 from her insurance company.

                      I sold the engine and tranny, rims/tires, and scrapped the rest.

                      Still holding out on getting another '68 or '69 to restore, or buy restored. I like
                      the '69 model year Roadrunner also. The old Mopar B-bodies were the fiercest
                      looking muscle cars ever IMO.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by american idol
                        IM - I am truely in awe of your knowledge of the boys of Hazard County :smooch:
                        That's the price of insomnia AI...


                        • #13
                          That was my favorite show growing up. Well that and Black Belt Theater.
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                          • #14
                            I have been to Cooters in Virginia, its owned by Cooter ! Has anyone else been ? Its in some amazing country there !
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                            • #15
                              The only Virginia I know is this 80 year old biddy who lives up the street who likes to come out while you are walking past and stare very hard at you till you can feel her eyes boring into your back and you get very, very uneasy. No idea if she has Cooters and not at all eager to find out.