White Lightning (1973)

Director
Joseph Sargent

Main cast
Burt Reynolds; Jennifer Billingsley; Ned Beatty; Louise Latham; Bo Hopkins

Genres
Drama, Action, Crime

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


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