Cinema: White Trash


Directed by BURT REYNOLDS Screenplay by WILLIAM NORTON

In the hierarchy of modern movie society, Gator must be ranked as poor white trash—the kind of tacky little film that finds its natural home in small-town drive-ins and at those tattered old downtown theaters that specialize in double-feature action programs. Yet Gator offers the agreeably self-satirizing presence of Burt Reynolds and evidence that he may also have some modest talent for vigorously unsophisticated direction.

Reynolds is cast as a moonshiner offered forgiveness for his sins against the revenue code if he will serve his...

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