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"THE DUKES OF HAZZARD"
(2005) (Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Minor Heavy Minor Heavy
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None None None Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Mild None Moderate Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy/Action: Two Southern cousins try to stop their county's corrupt commissioner and his minions from taking their uncle's land for their own financial gain.
PLOT:
In Hazzard County, cousins Bo Duke (SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT) and Luke Duke (JOHNNY KNOXVILLE) are just a bunch of good old boys who, with the help of their fetching cousin Daisy Duke (JESSICA SIMPSON), help with the moonshine business run by their Uncle Jesse (WILLIE NELSON). Good natured but mischievous, the cousins occasionally have a run-in with Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. GAINEY) and his deputies, including Enos (MICHAEL WESTON), but their bigger concern lies with Boss Hogg (BURT REYNOLDS).

He's the corrupt country commissioner who has his fingers in everything, controls most everyone in town, and now has his sights set on Uncle Jesse's farm. With the aid of local mechanic Cooter (DAVID KOECHNER) and resident conspiracy theorist Sheev (KEVIN HEFFERMAN), Bo and Luke set out to stop Boss Hogg, which includes a trip to an Atlanta college where they meet up with Hazzard student Katie Johnson (NIKKI GRIFFIN) and her friend Annette (JACQUI MAXWELL).

With the annual Hazzard Road Race rally as the backdrop -- in which local boy turned racing pro Billy Prickett (JAMES RODAY) is competing -- the cousins set out to thwart Boss Hogg and his minions before they get their greedy hands on the family farm.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the original TV series and/or anyone appearing in the cast, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, crude and drug-related humor, language and comic action violence.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT plays a southern good old boy who runs moonshine for his uncle and gets tongue-tied around Katie. He does all sorts of driving stunts and racing, and uses some profanity.
  • JOHNNY KNOXVILLE plays his equally wild cousin who does much of the same (other than getting tongue-tied) and fools around with various young women.
  • JESSICA SIMPSON plays their cousin who uses her sexual wiles to help out the boys, dresses skimpily, and doesn't put up with anyone taking her for granted.
  • WILLIE NELSON plays their uncle who runs a moonshine operation from his farm, likes to tell jokes, uses profanity and appears to smoke pot.
  • BURT REYNOLDS plays the meanest man in Hazzard country who pretty much controls everything and everyone there, smokes cigars, and tries to take the Dukes' land.
  • M.C. GAINEY plays the local sheriff who's under Boss Hogg's thumb.
  • MICHAEL WESTON plays one of his deputies who's sympathetic to Daisy.
  • JAMES RODAY plays a local boy turned race car legend who's returned to participate in a local race and is in cahoots with Boss Hogg against the Dukes. He uses some profanity.
  • KEVIN HEFFERMAN plays a local guy who usually doesn't wear pants, thinks he has CIA bugs in his head and helps out the Dukes against Boss Hogg and his minions. He uses some profanity.
  • NIKKI GRIFFIN plays a college girl who gets Bo tongue-tied and has a past with Luke.
  • JACQUI MAXWELL plays her friend who fools around with Luke.
  • DAVID KOECHNER plays the local mechanic who fixes up Luke's car in true Confederate style.
  • LYNDA CARTER plays Uncle Jesse's friend.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this action-based comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word (others are muted), while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue and innuendo are present, as is some fooling around between unmarried couples.

    Various women are seen in revealing attire (some of it quite skimpy), with one using her sexuality to get what she wants/needs from men. A tease is made about that woman being nude in the shower (we see her shapely silhouette behind the shower curtain), but it's a fake-out on the part of the movie. A man is occasionally seen in his underwear and we see a man's bare butt as he moons others.

    Violence (all played for action-comedy) consists of a big bar fight, police and others shooting at fleeing cousins during car chases (with various explosives thrown or fired back at the pursuers), car crashes and other hitting and personal contact. All of the action and car stunts might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate, while other potentially imitative behavior is also present.

    Various characters drink (and the main family is involved in manufacturing and running moonshine), one smokes and another chews tobacco, while two scenes feature pot smoking. Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while some brief crude humor is present.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, various scenes have bouncy camerawork or other related movement that might induce motion sickness in some viewers (some scenes are worse than others).


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • The Duke family is involved in running moonshine (an illegal business endeavor).
  • Luke and Bo run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, and one of them comments on it always being happy hour.
  • Luke takes a swig of moonshine and states, "That will put lead in your pencil."
  • Bo and Luke bet a cold beer about racing back to a bar.
  • Miscellaneous people drink in a bar.
  • Billy makes a comment on being faster than a cheetah on cocaine.
  • The Dukes open a dorm door to find various students smoking pot (one with a bong) and the room is full of pot smoke. We later see the guys coming out of that room (implying they were partaking or just getting the effect from second-hand pot smoke).
  • One of the guys jokes about thinking a core sample from the Earth was a drug.
  • We see hanging beer cans with a sign that reads "Hillbilly wind chimes."
  • Billy tells his crew to have a couple of piņa coladas waiting for him at the finish line.
  • Uncle Jesse takes a swig of moonshine from a bottle before throwing it as a Molotov cocktail at police chasing them. He then throws more, with some exploding on the road and one exploding on a cop car.
  • A woman opens a smoke house door to find lots of smoke (of the pot variety), with Uncle Jesse, Sheev and the Governor exiting the small building, with the latter having a case of the "munchies."
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • When surprised by a girl's father, Bo states, "I nearly sh*t myself."
  • A man holds up a large bird he recently shot with his shotgun and there's a huge hole in it (not gory and played for laughs since Luke is fooling around with the man's daughter).
  • Billy lies that he's racing for charity and adds that it's for "anal-bifida" or "one of those bifidas."
  • Annette uses some term to indicate she's car sick and is going to vomit, but that never happens.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • The Duke family is involved in running moonshine (an illegal business endeavor).
  • A man holds up a large bird he recently shot with his shotgun and there's a huge hole in it (not gory and played for laughs since Luke is fooling around with the man's daughter, although some may not find the visual humorous).
  • A bar patron acts lasciviously toward Daisy.
  • Boss Hogg and all those who work for him (including the local law enforcement as well as Billy) have bad attitudes, don't like the Duke family, and conspire to take their land any way possible.
  • Coltrane has his men plant a still in Uncle Jesse's barn so that they can confiscate his property.
  • The cousins do some breaking and entering into Hogg's construction trailer and steal his safe.
  • The term "Oriental" is used as a descriptor for Asian (not directly aimed at a person).
  • Billy doesn't care that Boss Hogg is planning on turning the land into a coal mine.
  • Billy lies that he's racing for charity and adds that it's for "anal-bifida" or "one of those bifidas."
  • The Dukes pose as research businessman and lie to a geology student about employing him, all to get answers about a core sample.
  • The Dukes speed off after being stopped by some college cops on a campus (once they learn what type of cops they are).
  • Some black guys see the Duke's car with its confederate symbol on the roof and act menacingly toward them (played for comedy).
  • We see that Boss Hogg has Uncle Jesse and his female friend tied up.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" may be unsettling or suspenseful to some younger viewers, but probably to few others (as it's all played for action-comedy).
  • Some of the car chases, stunts (including flying through the air) and bad stunt car crashes seen during the outtakes might have the same effect.
  • Some black guys see the Duke's car with its confederate symbol on the roof and act menacingly toward them (but played for comedy).
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Rifles/Flaming arrows/Explosives: Carried and/or used to threaten others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "I'm too old for this sh*t," "I nearly sh*t myself," "Chickensh*t," "That sack of sh*t," "That's horsesh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "I blow up sh*t for a living," "Piece of sh*t," "Sh*thole," "Tough sh*t," what sounded like "P*ckerwood," "That'll put lead in your pencil," "Shuck her corn" (or something similar to that, meant sexually), "Gonna go in and wash my mongoose," "I was about to seal the deal" (sexual), "Damn you," "Dagnabit," "Hell no," "Sum-bitch," "Ball sack" (scrotum), "Holy hell," "Piece of crap," "Knock off the grab-assing," "Hell yeah," "Should have busted a cap in his ass," "I'll have to shake my ass to get them out," "Aim it right up your heinee-hole," "Hunk of junk," "Grease monkey," "What the hell /am I doing here?" "Pain in my ass," "Watch your ass," "Oriental," "How the hell would I know?" "Pulled a G*ddman Keyser Soze on me," "You're late for your meeting, *sshole," "You Anus?" (said to Enos), "Great place to take a crap," "Are you off the reservation?" (crazy), "Let's put a shrimp on the barbie" (said with an Australian accent), "The hell he is," "That slimy bastard," "Little asses," "Get their ass kicked," "Appalachian Americans" (for "hillbilly"), "Let's kick their ass," "Hot damn," "Yul Brynner" (said to a bald person), "Bitches" (not women), "Man-hos," "No balls," "Shut the hell up," "Loser," "Kiss my ass," "Foot up your ass," "Are you out of your G*ddamn mind?" "Right as pie," "Get your butt out there," "Let's get the hell out of here," "You dirty son of a bitch," "Tighter than a tick's ass," "Damn right," "You man-whore," and several incomplete "What the..?"
  • The fast driving and other vehicular action and stunts might be enticing for some kids to imitate, as might the fighting and other related stunts.
  • As part of a bet payoff, Bo whacks Luke on the face with a large phonebook. When they see, however, that Luke really won the bet, he uses the same phone book and gets Bo with an upper-cut to the chin that knocks him to the ground (and the book then falls hard on his crotch).
  • We see that others smashed, painted and even left a dead critter in Bo's car, all as a taunt.
  • Luke shoots flaming/explosive arrows at various things/people during the movie.
  • Uncle Jesse jokes that if you give Viagra to a cop, he gets taller. Other such jokes might be enticing to repeat.
  • Boss Hogg uses a pair of cooking tongs to grab Coltrane by the nose and pull him down toward some boiling water or oil to get his point across to him.
  • Sheev gives the finger to Coltrane.
  • Bo and Luke were hiding in a chest freezer from Coltrane.
  • Luke gives the finger to Coltrane.
  • A woman gives "the finger" to the Dukes with both hands.
  • Daisy is always dressed skimpily and/or provocatively and uses her sexuality to get what she wants/needs from men.
  • Katie and Annette wear midriff-revealing tops.
  • Bo runs, jumps and slides across the hood of his car.
  • Bo drives around in circles through the dirt to create a "smoke screen" of dust. He then purposefully spins his wheels over gravel/rocks, sending that flying into various police cars, breaking the windows.
  • Luke jumps from a moving car to the side of the road.
  • We see hanging beer cans with a sign that reads "Hillbilly wind chimes."
  • Uncle Jesse takes a swig of moonshine from a bottle before throwing it as a Molotov cocktail at police chasing them. He then throws more, with some exploding on the road and one exploding on a cop car.
  • During the outtakes, a man moons others on the set.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 "f" word (several more are muted in the outtakes), 17 "s" words, 1 slang term for sex ("seal the deal"), 3 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck," "mongoose" and "pencil"), 1 for breasts ("t*tties"), 37 hells, 16 damns, 14 asses (1 used with "hole"), 7 S.O.B.s, 3 craps, 9 uses of "G-damn," 4 of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "God," "Good Lord Almighty," "Jesus Christ" and "Sweet Jesus."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • A double entendre is made when an attractive young woman asks Luke if he's there to make his delivery (moonshine and sexual). The two embrace and passionately kiss and then go upstairs as Bo waits outside in his car. The young woman's father then shows up, chats with Bo and comments on the daughter becoming interested in boys (all as we see her kissing Luke up in her bedroom, in her jeans and bra -- we see her back at the window). Luke asks, "You're talking about sex, right?" but the father doesn't like that tone. A gunshot from up in the bedroom, however, breaks up that and nothing else sexual happens. Bo, however, asks, "How was it?" and Luke replies that it's never bad.
  • Luke takes a swig of moonshine and states, "That will put lead in your pencil."
  • The camera slowly tilts up Daisy's body, starting with her shapely legs and then crossing her butt in her tight, cut-off jeans. A man then comes on to her, staring at her chest (in her tight-top) and stating that her initials are "double d" (a bra size joke). He then slaps her on the butt, but she puts an end to that.
  • A guy jokes that Daisy "gave me a ride earlier" and a comment is made something to the effect of "shuck her corn" (meant sexually).
  • Hearing that Daisy is in the shower, Uncle Jesse enters the bathroom where we see the silhouette of her shape behind the shower curtain (including that of her large breasts). Uncle Jesse then pulls back the curtain to reveal her in a hidden moonshine room behind the shower and she's dressed (albeit in tight/small clothing).
  • Uncle Jesse jokes that if you give Viagra to a cop, he gets taller.
  • Daisy complains that if Bo and Luke get into trouble, "I'll have to shake my ass to get them out," with Uncle Jesse saying that's why they love her.
  • We see Sheev in just his boxers or shorts of some kind (he's fully dressed up top). After an explosion blows him and the Dukes backwards, we briefly see him in his briefs.
  • Sheev says that he's going to go in and wash his mongoose (a possible double entendre for penis).
  • A guy asks Bo if Daisy is single and then if he could get a pair of her shorts (and he sniffs at the air while saying that as if smelling them).
  • About his car, Bo tells Luke that he's going to make sweet love to it, prompting Luke to ask if he means in it. Bo then says no, that he's going to have sex with the car.
  • One of the guys talks about an unseen young woman from the past in tight clothing.
  • We see Daisy in small shorts and a cleavage-revealing top.
  • Billy stares at Daisy's cleavage.
  • The camera briefly focuses on some coeds' clothed butts.
  • Various college girls smile at the Dukes as they walk past, as does one guy who makes a kissing gesture at Luke.
  • The Dukes open various dorm doors looking for Katie and find other college girls in skimpy attire (small panties, tight/revealing tops), with Luke wanting to join them.
  • We see Katie and her friend Annette in just their towels (with the latter showing a little cleavage).
  • One of the girls does a brief and clothed, but sexy dance along a door to get Bo and Luke's attention.
  • A guy in jail sees how Boss Hogg is dressed and asks if he's a pimp.
  • The camera focuses on Daisy's butt as she bends over in her small cut-off jean shorts. She's there to distract some cops so that the Dukes can escape and she acts like something's wrong with her car, prompting one cop to say he'd love to "check your undercarriage." She then removes her top to reveal her in a cleavage-revealing bikini that gets both cops' attention (and one sniffs her top). When she drives off, one states that he was "about to seal the deal" with her (meaning sex).
  • Katie reminisces about her time with Luke in the past and says she hasn't had as much fun since he made her wear tight outfits when they fooled around in a loft.
  • Seeing Katie, Sheev lasciviously states that she "filled out real nice" (as he stands there in his briefs and a hunting jacket).
  • To get info out of Enos, Daisy shows up in an overcoat that she then removes, revealing herself in a very small bikini (we see both front and rear views of her in it). She walks over sexily to him (he's seated) and he immediately blurts out where Bo and Luke are, prompting her to say "that might be a new record" (about giving up the info so quickly, but also a possible double entendre for climaxing based on his expression and reaction to her).
  • We see some women in bikini tops at a race.
  • Uncle Jesse jokes about a donkey and an onion being a "piece of ass" that brings a tear to your eye. He then jokes that a farmer with two sheep on each arm is known as a playboy.
  • Daisy shows lots of cleavage as she approaches a police barricade and hopes to distract the men by her sexy demeanor and appearance, but a tough woman cop doesn't fall for it.
  • Daisy shows cleavage.
  • Luke and Katie passionately kiss and cavort in the backseat as Luke drives, with Annette nuzzling on him as he makes sexual sounding comments (including about washing, but he's talking to the car).
  • During the outtakes, a man comments on looking at Jessica Simpson's "t*tties," Bo jokes in disgust that Luke just "showed me his balls," Luke stands with his crotch at Bo's face after the latter ends up hanging upside down from some barbwire, and Luke moons others on the set.
  • SMOKING
  • Sheev appears to be chewing and then spitting out chewing tobacco into a cup.
  • Boss Hogg holds or smokes cigars in several scenes.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The Duke family is involved in running moonshine (an illegal business endeavor).
  • Daisy complains that if Bo and Luke get into trouble, "I'll have to shake my ass to get them out," with Uncle Jesse saying that's why they love her. In other scenes, she uses her sexuality to distract men and get what she wants/needs from them.
  • Uncle Jesse jokes that divorce is so expensive because it's worth it.
  • Property seizures.
  • Drug use.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A gunshot rings out and Luke falls from a young woman's window, down a roof and to the ground where he lands hard, but it okay (played for comedy and he was not shot). He and Bo then drive away fast, with another shot fired at them, followed by the shooter and a girl's father chasing them, with the man continuing to fire shots at them (one blows the side-view mirror off Bo's car). While reloading his shotgun, however, the man gets it tangled into the steering wheel, causing two errant shots to blow holes in their vehicle. That same man then knocks out the older man by accidentally hitting him in the face with the gun, resulting in their vehicle crashing.
  • As part of a bet payoff, Bo whacks Luke on the face with a large phonebook. When they see, however, that Luke really won the bet, he uses the same phone book and gets Bo with an upper-cut to the chin that knocks him to the ground (and the book then falls hard on his crotch).
  • After a patron slaps her on the butt, Daisy kicks the man backwards in his chair and then puts her high heel down on his throat.
  • After a guy makes a disparaging remark about Daisy, Bo punches him, starting a huge bar fight where all sorts of people hit other people with fists, pool cue sticks and more. Daisy tries hitting one with a cue stick and then resorts to dropping billiards balls into a large fan that shoots them out (one man is hit in the face, another in the crotch and one strikes Bo by accident). Some guys pick up Luke and throw him back against a bar (breaking the mirror and glasses), while Bo head-butts one guy while wearing a helmet and runs and dives into others. An unseen gunshot fired by Coltrane then stops the melee.
  • Luke shoots a flaming arrow into a target that explodes from the explosive on the arrow and/or in the target.
  • Bo and Luke climb a fence atop which sits barbwire. Luke lands with his clothed crotch on that, and both then fall off to the ground hard (played for comedy).
  • The guys yank Boss Hogg's safe out of a trailer and through a fence (with their truck). As the safe bounces and careens down the highway, it smashes into mailboxes and fake deer, with Luke ending up on top of it as it crashes into a car (that Luke flies over and is okay).
  • Boss Hogg uses a pair of cooking tongs to grab Coltrane by the nose and pull him down toward some boiling water or oil to get his point across to him.
  • Luke fires a net onto Bo (as a joke) that knocks him to the ground.
  • Sheev attempts to use plastic explosives to blow open Boss Hogg's safe. When they appear to be a dud, Luke fires a flaming arrow into the safe, causing it to explode and knock him, Bo and Sheev backwards through the air (played for comedy).
  • In a science lab, Bo briefly takes a torch to Luke's clothed butt, prompting Luke to put Bo's lab coat into some machine that yanks it off and blows black soot all over their faces.
  • Boss Hogg offers to pay anyone $100 to punch a guy who's irritating him in a jail cell. Another prisoner then punches that other guy for the cash.
  • A police car crashes into the back of a parked car.
  • Police chase the Dukes through the streets of Atlanta, with the General Lee smacking one car. Some cop cars then crash.
  • Bo drives around in circles through the dirt to create a "smoke screen" of dust. He then purposefully spins his wheels over gravel/rocks, sending that flying into various police cars, breaking the windows.
  • Not believing his warning about Boss Hogg, people in the race stands throw hot dogs at Sheev.
  • During another car chase, the cops shoot at Bo and Luke, blowing out their back window. Luke then fires a flaming arrow at a police car, resulting in an explosion and the car crashing.
  • Bo gets his car up on just two wheels and goes through a narrow barn opening, but blasts through the wall on the other side.
  • A cop car smashes into a racing car, sending it off the road where it smashes into a log. That or another cop car then goes off the road and lands in some water.
  • Cops shoot at Bo in his car.
  • There's some car bumping between Bo and Billy during a race.
  • Uncle Jesse takes a swig of moonshine from a bottle before throwing it as a Molotov cocktail at police chasing them. He then throws more, with some exploding on the road and one exploding on a cop car.
  • Bo drives up over a tow truck's reclined ramp to go airborne over a police barricade. Luke then drives Boss Hogg's car though the barricade, smashing many cars in the process.
  • Sheev smashes his way through some locked courtroom doors.
  • Cops hold their guns on Bo and Luke.
  • Uncle Jesse punches Boss Hogg in the face, sending him to the floor.
  • During the outtakes, we see bad stunt car crashes.



  • Reviewed August 1, 2005 / Posted August 5, 2005

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