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jtbeach

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  1. I know that one of the several locations used is "The Golden Oak Ranch" in Newhall, Ca. I believe this ranch/movie studio is owned by the Walt Disney Co. I am not sure if this the the location which burned a few years back. I have also heard through a friend in the film production business that some of the "Hazzard town square " shots were filmed on the Warner Brothers lot just outside of L.A. This location should be the same one used as the "old town square" for the "Back to the Future" movies. You can get more and photos on this by searching "Back to the Future film locations" on the net. Also - as you probably know the first few shows were filmed in Rockdale County - Newton County, GA. The town square is actually the Covington, Ga town square and it still looks about the same. The Boars nest was located just outside the Covington square area and I believe it is still standing. The hospital, jail, Cooters garage and other locations are all located around the Covington/Oxford/ Conyers Ga area. These locations are basically within a few miles of eachother. Search "Covington, Ga" on the net for more info. . I believe the official Covington, Ga City webpage has a section on filming locations in and around the city. The same area - hospital, town square and other sites - was also used as the filming location for the "In The Heat Of The Night" tv series.
  2. I am sure for the right amount of $$$$$$ you can have a Charger shipped anywhere in the world - Question is would it be worth it????
  3. I believe it was an " R/T" model so I am guessing possibly a 440??? Still the car was trashed and a rolling rust bucket!! It would cost big $$$$ just to get it running and drivable/ street legal. It actually looked like some of the Chargers which are selling for parts only on Ebay. I am sure someone with the $$$$ to put into it can fix it up but it is way out of my price range. I would be happy with a standard issue Charger with the 383 (to save on gas) - If I can just find one in the right price range. It is kid of funny since I actually owned a 1971 Charger about 15 years ago but sold it due to the high cost of keeping it up and the gas prices! It was army green with green interior and basically looked like a grandmaw car but it would run like the wind!
  4. I have also been keeping my eye open for a 1969 Charger for a "fair" price. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a 1970 Charger while cruzing West on Hwy78 near Georgia/Alabama State line. It was sitting next to a garage with about two dozen other vehicles and most, if not all looked like pure junk. I guess the Charger looked to be in the best shape of all but BELIEVE ME it was a junker. At this time the garage was closed (Sunday) so I was unable to obtain any information about the car. I went back by the shop on Tuesday and noticed that the Charger was gone. I asked one of the employees about the Charger and he started laughing! He told me they ran across the Charger in a junk yard about a week ago and had it towed to their lot to see if it would sell - as is! This guy said the Charger was on the lot for about 6 hours before a passing motorist stopped and purchased the car for "around $9,000.00! I was then told that the buyer left the car on the lot over the weekend before he picked it up. The shop guy told me that about 10 people came by over the weekend wanting to purchase the car and offered more moneyAlso told there were about 2 dozen messages left on the shop's phone answering machine monday morning in reference to the Chargerl And this was all after they had sold the car on Friday! This is good news if one has a Charger for sale but bad news for people like me , since I don't have a lot of $$$$ to spend on a car which will end up parked in a garage and hardly ever driven. After seeing what this 70 Charger looked like and what it sold for I am not too hopeful about finding one already "running" in my price range. Best thing I can say is wait a year or so and maybe the prices will come down. Right now with the new Dukes movie and the tv show being so popular everybody is wanting a 68-70 Charger. Next year people will want something else and Charger prices will come down - unless there is another Dukes movie!!!!!!
  5. If you don't mind me asking - what is this General selling for????
  6. Has anyone seen the "Waxing the General Lee" video??? I found a link to it at www.dukesofhazzardmovie.com The ad implies that the video may contain some fast driving/ stunts with a "G.L." but, looking at the cover, I am wondering if this is just a nudie video in a "Dukes" package???? Can anyone tell me what exactly is in this video- is it worth the purchase??? Thanks.
  7. In one of the newer Dukes tv movies (1996?) there is a scene where it appeares to have been raining prior to filming as the sky is clowdy and the General is driving thru a wet muddy dirt roadway. This is about as close as it gets. I figure the rain soaked filming location was not planned for but the filming had to go forward due to time restraints - since it is usually "sunny" on the Dukese??? Just a guess???
  8. What was the Generals highest jump?? What about the longest jump??? Were there any records broken here for longest or highest car jump/stunt?? - just wandering.
  9. I say lets forget about this Dukes "Movie" and demand a decent sequel to the Smokey and the Bandit series - Maybe have Cheech and Chong driving the Trans-Am and Truck. They can be hauling a load of illegal drugs from the Mexico/Texas border to the Atlanta area. - The plot centers around will they be able to deliver the goods before smoking them up! To keep some of the "Dukes movie fans" happy we can have a Confederate flag (instead of the bird) painted on the hood of the Trans-Am. Lets fill the soundtrack full of 70's pot-heat stoner music. And don't forget the profanity - to boost the movies' appeal we will need plenty of it! Toss in the F word a few times with some sexual jokes / nudity and we have the next Hollywood blockbuster! Lets get the movie out by next summer and have the dvd out in time for Cristmas to cash in on the additional $$$$$$.
  10. While sitting in my favorite chair on my front porch watching my Confederate battle flag (yes to scale) mounted on the flag pole flap around in the cool morning (2am) breeze, I took a drink from the special home brew I recently purchased from a guy on a back woods road in Alabama. As I was beginning to feel the somewhat smooth but raw kick from the "strange brew" I read over your comments and two words quickly came to mind - Yeee Haaaaa!! After yelling this as loud as possible and throwing my hands up in the air I fell off my porch and broke my laptop, but heck it was worth it.
  11. I know - who really cares - but I was just wandering what happened to the actors that played "Coy" and "Vance" - What are they doing now?? Any movie or tv shows?
  12. I agree that it would be nice to see a decent big screen Dukes movie, but let be realistic here. Given the horrible reviews this movie has received and the content of this movie (not including the "unrated" one) I don't think we will see any well known actors or musicians wanting to be in a sequel to this - especially with the same director. I figure Hollywood will try to push the dvd sales to fill their pockets and be happy with that. They made their money which is all they are concerned about. I really don't think they care about what the true "Dukes" fans think or want. I grew up watching the Dukes and I now have small children who like to watch the tv show. I was hoping the big screen Dukes would be safe for kids to see but it wasn't. I found the movie to be "ok" but I also realize that hollywood was trying to appeal to what is popular with todays younger generation. This is why the movie was filled with the illegal drug use, excessive profanity and sexual references. Hollywood saw this as a one-shot deal and they made their money. I just can't believe that Hollywood, and the country music industry, passed up on an incredible marketing tool by not making this a more "family oriented movie" - and incorporating more of the "down- home-country feel" which I believe made the tv show so popular with adults and the kids. We all know that if things were different this movie would have appealed to a much larger crowd -and brought in the $$$$ for Hollywood - Which would have given us one or two more sequels. But I believe whats done is done and we can take it or leave it. ***To all the movie industry folks out there*** This "movie" is EXACTLY why all of your Dukes merchandise did not sell in the stores and was quickly pulled off the shelves or put on the "clearance isles" at Wal-Mart. No conservative parent wants to buy items (shirts / cars/ toys) for their small children which promote a movie full of illegal drug use and excessive profanity (God **** is not something I or my kids want to hear in a Dukes movie!) You people in Hollyweird and the country music industry could have made real $$$$ on this movie if you had actually paid attention to what made the tv show so popular with the true fans. But I guess you accomplished your goal - teasing the fans with something meaningless to make a quick dollar and run.
  13. I believe several changes would have to be made for a sequeal in order for it to get good reviews and bring in the money at the box office. As most have stated, the movie should be based more on the original tv series as far as the characters and their behavior. It does not have to be just a "big screen remake" of the same old thing - just keep the characters and the theme of the story similar to the way it is in the series. And tone down the profanity and remove the references to the illegal drug use. I don't ever recall Bo and Luke striking up a bong in the tv series - and Uncle Jessy never acted like a foul mouth burned out stoner. And the music for the big screen movie needs a total make over. Add more of a "country music feel" to the movie, again, like the original tv series. Maybe have someone like Trace Adkins or Kenny Chesney do the narriator spot and have a guest appearance like Big & Rich playing at the Boars Nest. With as popular as country music is today I can not believe the big screen Dukes movie was filled with a bunch of rock music - even if some of it was "southern rock." Yes some of it is good music but it had no place in this movie - but then again look at this movie. - I don't ever recall seeing AC/DC stopping by the Boars Nest to jam for the locals in the tv series!!! And most of all - in the Dukes movie we never got to see a shot of the General Lee passing or jumping over the camera! In the tv show we always got a shot of the G/L passing over the camera as if the camera was mounted in the ground pointing up. It is the little things like this - and the music - which make the movie feel more like the tv show!! As I said before - for the movie to be good it does not have to be just a remake. Just give us a little taste of the tv show - something more than just great car stunts.
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