1971-1980ActionJoseph SargentUSA

Joseph Sargent – White Lightning (1973)

Perfecting his good ol’ boy screen persona, Burt Reynolds makes a mighty fine southern hero in 1973’s “White Lightning,” a roughhouse revenge picture that makes the most out of its star’s mischievous charms and Arkansas locations. Directed by Joseph Sargent and scripted by William Norton, “White Lightning” doesn’t sustain its excitability, but the first hour packs quite a punch, setting up a suitably enraged story that gives Reynolds plenty to work with as the movie unleashes all sorts of car chases and collisions of masculinity.

Reynolds is out front, often shirtless and smirking, but the real star of “White Lightning” is second-unit director Hal Needham. The stuntman and future Reynolds co-conspirator, Needham stages a handful of rip-roaring car chases to spice up the movie, tearing through town streets and rural roads to depict Gator’s master plan of vengeance and humiliation, even periodically taking to the air as automobiles are launched skyward, only occasionally sticking their landing. It’s a welcome surge of smashmouth intensity, coupled with Reynolds’s machismo and the screenplay’s determination to turn the lead character into a backwoods James Bond, watching Gator charm the ladies and pummel his adversaries.

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Runtime: 	1 h 41 min
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