Moonrunners is a 1975 film starring James Mitchum, which would be reworked several years later into the popular long-running television series The Dukes of Hazzard, and as such the two productions share many identical and similar concepts. Mitchum had co-starred with his father, Robert Mitchum, in the similar drive-in favorite Thunder Road eighteen years earlier, which also focused upon moonshine-running bootleggers eluding federal agents with fast cars. The movie was filmed in 1973, awaiting release for over a year, and was a B movie released during the outlaw music boom of the 1970s that was reflected in many movie releases.

The film was written and directed by Gy Waldron, based on the life and stories of ex-moonshiner Jerry Rushing, who has a small role in the movie as a heavy at the Boar's Nest bar. It is listed in the book The Greatest Movie Car Chases of All Time.

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