Dukes of Hazzard, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2 1/2

FILM SYNOPSIS: The Dukes of Hazzard is based on the popular television series that had a six-year run till 1985. Georgia cousins Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) are joined on their wild adventures by skimpily clad cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), who runs a moonshine business on the family farm. The family crosses the path of Hazzard Countys corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) and the town sheriff, Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey). In an effort to get rich strip-mining for coal, Boss Hogg and his team take possession of several Hazzard County farms, including the Duke place. Not knowing what Boss Hogg is up to, the Dukes begin a wild ride to find answers that lead them to Atlanta and the annual Hazzard County race. Fortunately, General Lee, their 1969 orange Dodge Charger, is up to the challenge.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Dukes of Hazzard fans will recognize the car, the characters and even Daisy Dukes shorts, but viewers should prepare for a barrage of foul language and profanity. The crazy cousins, Bo and Luke, have sexual appetites exceeded only by their urges for trouble. The movie opens with a moonshine run and Luke immediately finding himself in the bedroom of a girl who loses her shirt within seconds, much to the dismay of her father and brother who respond with shotguns. Later, the cousins end up in a college dorm, smoking marijuana with underwear-clad co-eds. Bo makes several references to having sex with his car, which is his pride and joy. Violence runs throughout the movie with bar fights and car crashes. Even Uncle Jesse gets involved by throwing Molotov cocktails at police cars. Preview recommends that you ride to a movie other than this one, which would better be titled The Dukes of Hazardous Waste.

Preview Reviewer: Henry J. Rogers
Warner Brothers

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (48) times mild (hell 9, damn 7); moderate (b-stard 3, t-ts 1, b-lls 6), strong (-ss 13, b-tch 7, SOB 2)

Obscene Language: Many (12) times strong (s-word 10, finger gesture 2)

Profanity: Many (17) times mild (G 3), strong (J 3, GD 11)

Violence: Many times moderate (fight in bar with bodies thrown, men hit on head with bottles, cars slamming into each other, fire bombs thrown at cars)

Sex: Several times mild (several kissing scenes, woman quickly undressing in bedroom, couples in car kissing)

Nudity: Few times mild (two women in towel after shower, numerous girls in underwear, woman repeatedly in tight shorts, woman in skimpy bikini)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times mild (man talking about having sex with his car, man caressing his car talking sexually, sexual innuendo when man says he sees that womans initials are double D)

Drugs: Few times mild (alcohol distribution and consumption); moderate (marijuana use in college dorm and in barn)

Other: None

Running Time: 106 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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