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Thunder Road (1958)

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92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.
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Writers
James Atlee Phillips (screenplay) | Walter Wise (screenplay) | Robert Mitchum (original story)
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Updated May 10, 1958

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May 10, 1958 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Robert Mitchum
Lucas Doolin Lucas Doolin   See fewer
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Gene Barry
Troy Barrett Troy Barrett   See fewer
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Jacques Aubuchon
Carl Kogan Carl Kogan   See fewer
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Keely Smith
Francie Wymore Francie Wymore   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Vernon Doolin Vernon Doolin   See fewer
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Sandra Knight
Roxanna Ledbetter Roxanna Ledbetter   See fewer
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James Mitchum
Robin Doolin Robin Doolin   See fewer
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Betsy Holt
Mary Barrett Mary Barrett   See fewer
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Francis Koon
Sarah Doolin Sarah Doolin   See fewer
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Randy Sparks
Guitarist Guitarist   See fewer
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Mitchell Ryan
Jed Moultrie Jed Moultrie   See fewer
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Peter Breck
Stacey Gouge Stacey Gouge   See fewer
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Peter Hornsby
Lucky - Kogan's Henchman Lucky - Kogan's Henchman   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
Niles Penland Niles Penland   See fewer
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Robert Porterfield
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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Charles Elledge
Jimmy (uncredited) Jimmy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Hendrix
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christopher Mitchum
Washboard Player (uncredited) Washboard Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Kogan Henchman Killed in Car Crash (uncredited) Kogan Henchman Killed in Car Crash (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Mike Williams - Treasury Agent (uncredited) Mike Williams - Treasury Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vernon
Churchgoer (uncredited) Churchgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 2,789 votes