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Bootleggers
Bootleggers
Actors: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Betty Bluett, Steve Ward
Director: Charles B. Pierce
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2006     1hr 50min

Actors: Paul Koslo, Slim Pickens, Dennis Fimple, and Jaclyn Smith; Othar Pruitt (Paul Koslo) and Dewey Crenshaw (Dennis Fimple), are two young men raised by their grandparents in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas. T...  more »

     
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Actors: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Betty Bluett, Steve Ward
Director: Charles B. Pierce
Creators: Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce, Tak Fujimoto, Frank Ford, L.W. Ledwell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Vci Video
Format: DVD - Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 06/06/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/1974
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

"The King of B-Westerns & Serials...VCI Entertainment ~ "Boo
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 04/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"VCI Entertainment presents "Bootleggers" (1974) (Dolby digitally remastered)...Under director/producer Charles B. Pierce, screenplay by Earl E. Smith, music composed by Jaime Mendoza-Nava, songs by Dorsey Burnette...the cast include Paul Koslo (Othar Pruitt), Dennis Fimple (Dewey Crenshaw), Slim Pickens (Grandpa Pruitt), Betty Bluett (Grandma Pruitt), Steve Ward (Silas Pruitt),Seamon Glass (Rufus Woodall), Joy N. Houck Jr. (Bobby Joe Woodall), Jimmy Clem (Big-un Woodall), Jaclyn Smith (Sally Fannie Tatum), Darlyn Ann Lynley (Leola Gauldin), Earl E. Smith (Sheriff), Charles B. Pierce (Othar Pruitt), James Tennison (Mr. Slayton). . . . .our story has to do with "Moonshine", running homemade whiskey in the Ozark Mountains...watch the scene with newcomer Jaclyn Smith as she shoots a snake just before skinny-dipping in a mountain stream...Smith turns the tide on Paul Koslo and Dennis Fimple when she steals their cloths at the local swimming hole...funny cues at the general store with some of the oldtimer locals...exciting car chases from the sheriff and their rivals in selling their liquor...the film was renamed "Bootlegger's Angel" because of Jaclyn Smith the star of the TV Show "Charlie's Angels" in which she appeared...much in the same time period as "O Brother Where Art Thou?" from the Coen Brothers many nostalgic settings.....there is a great deal of entertainment for the serious "film-buff"...all courtesy of VCI Entertainment, who in my humble opinion is the best there is in restoring early serials and features like this one.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
BIOS:
1. Paul Koslo (aka: Manfred Koslowski)
Birth Date: 6/27/1944 - Germany - raised in Canada
Died: Still Living
2. Slim Pickens (aka: Louis Bert Lindley Jr.)
Birth Date: 6/29/1919 - Kingsburg, California
Died: 12/08/1983 - Modesto, California
3. Dennis Fimple
Birth Date: 11/11/1940 - Taft, California
Died:: 8/23/2002 - Frazier Park, California
4. Jaclyn Smith (aka: Ellen Jaclyn Smith)
Birth Date: 10/26/1947 - Houston, Texas
Died: Still Living

SPECIAL FEATURES:
other Charles B. Pierce films:
1. GrayEagle
2. The Legend of Boggy Creek
3. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
4. The Winds of Autumn
5. Winterhawk

also from VCI Home Video:
1. "Cattle Queen of Montana (Barbara Stanwyck & Ronald Reagan)
2. "Tennessee Partner" (John Payne & Ronald Reagan)

Own them now on DVD....if you crave action, drama and plenty of adventure then this is the place for all of the above...if you enjoyed this feature check out another as VCI Entertainment presents "Tennessee Partner" (1955) (Dolby digitally remastered), featuring John Payne, Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming is based on a Bret Harte writings as our story takes place in a gold mining town in California where gambler John Payne finds it easier to take money at the poker table than digging for gold...a stranger riding into town played by Ronald Reagan saves Payne...Reagan known as Cowpoke becomes Tennessee's partner....but the place is full of rough characters....the story lines are excellent with outstanding action scenes and production with over an hours worth of entertainment

Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing the "Bootleggers" (1974), digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more of the same from the ''70s vintage...order your copy now from Amazon or VCI Entertainment, stay tuned once again with a top notch Westerns from VCI...so saddle up and get ready for some hard riding and adventure that only VCI Entertainment (King of the Serials) can deliver...just the way we like 'em!

Total Time: 116 mins on DVD ~ VCI Entertainment 8445 ~ (3/28/2006)"