Thunder and Lightning (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Thunder and Lightning (1977)





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David Carradine and Kate Jackson spend most of their time peering over dashboards and revving up outboard motors in this extended chase film about moonshiners engaged in a frantic racing contest. Carradine is Harley Thomas, a Florida moonshiner who challenges Ralph Junior (Roger C. Carmel), the father of his girlfriend Nancy Sue Hunnicutt (Kate Jackson), to a competition to determine who can produce the most moonshine. Ralph Junior takes up the challenge and the two adversaries struggle to get the brew from their home stills to thirsty patrons without the cops or the mob trying to confiscate the firewater.

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David Carradine
as Harley Thomas
Kate Jackson
as Nancy Sue Hunnicutt
Roger C. Carmel
as Ralph Junior Hunnicutt
Sterling Holloway
as Hobe Carpenter
Eddie Barth
as Rudi Volpone
George Murdock
as Jake Summers
Hope Pomerance
as Mrs. Hunnicutt
Emilio Rivera
as Honeydew Driver
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Critic Reviews for Thunder and Lightning

All Critics (3)

One gets the feeling that this is a retread that sat in the can and got released because of Bound For Glory and Charlie's Angels.

October 22, 2019 | Full Review…

... probably the most slaphappily endearing low comedy since Russ Meyer's The Seven Minutes.

September 18, 2010 | Full Review…

A simplistic affair with no delusions of anything beyond B-movie fun.

January 5, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thunder and Lightning


A good ol' Hillbilly-sploitation film brought to you by Roger Corman. There is really very little to hate about this film. You can read the synopsis, but really all you need to know is that there's lots of down south attitude, chases, and great lines. David Carradine isn't amazing, but he fits the role well enough, better that his dangly earring fits on him. This film is also jam-packed with great voice and character actors that you'll definitely recognize, especially Sterling Holloway, the unmistakable voice of Winnie the Pooh.

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