Thunder Road Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for Thunder Road the Movie

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Luke Doolin (Mitchum) comes home to Tennessee from Korea and takes over the family moonshine business, fighting both mobsters and federal agents. An exciting chase between Luke and the feds ends the movie with the appropriate bang. Robert Mitchum not only produced, wrote and starred in this best of the moonshine-running films, but also wrote the theme song "Whippoorwill" (which later became a radio hit). Mitchum's teenaged son, James, made his film debut as brother Robin Doolin and later starred in a similar movie "Moonrunners." A cult favorite.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Rebel Without a Cause
Walter Wise, Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum, Jacques Aubuchon, Gene Barry, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette, Sandra Knight, Jim Mitchum, Betsy Holt, Frances Koon, Mitchell Ryan, Peter Breck
Alan Stenvold
Arthur Ripley
Jack Marshall
United Artists, Robert Mitchum

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