DIRECTOR: BURT REYNOLDS
CAST: BURT REYNOLDS, LAUREN HUTTON, JERRY REED, JACK WESTON
Reynolds’ directorial debut—for a while he was the filmmaker-star peer of Clint Eastwood—is a sequel to 1973’s White Lightning, catching up with Okefenokee Swamp-dwelling outlaw moonshiner Gator McKlusky as he’s reluctantly recruited by the feds to penetrate the inner circle of Bama McCall (Jerry Reed), an ol’ pal of Gator’s who’s now running the rackets in Dunston County, Georgia. A combination of nimble comedy, bone-breaking action, romantic interludes with muckraking reporter Lauren Hutton, and a bunch of cats.
Gator is screening as part of the series Burt Reynolds.