Thunder Road
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Robert Mitchum (who also wrote the story and served as executive producer) stars in Thunder Road as Lucas Doolin, a Korean War veteran who returns home and promptly rejoins the family's bootlegging business. His father, Vernon (Trevor Bardette), runs the still and heads the family, while Lucas handles the driving and transporting of the moonshine (mostly to Memphis), and his younger brother, Robin (James Mitchum), takes care of the car he uses to outrun the competition and the Treasury agents; and their mother, Sarah (Frances Koon), keeps the home. Lucas is a better driver than anyone… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The world of moonshine transporters is keyed to Mitchum's fatalist-hobo wryness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Mitchum as a booze runner is fun enough, but his singing of the title song is the plus."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The ultimate road movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mitchum carries the movie on his massive shoulders."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, culturevulture.net
"Southern drive-in staple Thunder Road is basically The Robert Mitchum Show."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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