An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

  1. Joseph Sargent


  2. William W. Norton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Reynolds

    Burt Reynolds

    Gator McKlusky

  2. Bo Hopkins

    Bo Hopkins

    Ray Boone

  3. Jennifer Billingsley

    Jennifer Billingsley


  4. Ned Beatty

    Ned Beatty

    Sheriff J.C. Connors

  5. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Sharon Ann, Maggie's daughter

Full Cast & Crew

White Lightning
White Lightning



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 6, 1973


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -



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