Tuesday, September 7, 2021

#2,612. Georgia Peaches (1980)


A TV movie designed to capitalize on the success of The Dukes of Hazzard, Georgia Peaches (aka Follow That Car) is a mindless bit of fluff from producer Roger Corman.

Dirk Benedict plays Dusty Tyree, a stock-car racer who dabbles in illegal moonshine (the movie opens with one very improbable car chase, in which Dusty does everything he can - including setting the entire street on fire - to outrun the local police).

Dusty’s girlfriend is Sue Lynn Peach (Terri Nunn), a mechanic whose sister Lorette (Tanya Tucker) is on her way to becoming a country music star.

The threadbare plot (the three leads agree to work undercover for the U.S Treasury Department, which is trying to bust the film’s heavy, played by Sally Kirkland) is just an excuse to stage more car chases, and there’s plenty of country music as well. It’s all fairly harmless, and if you grew up a fan of The Dukes of Hazzard, Georgia Peaches will be right up your alley.

Just don’t expect to remember it the next day.
Rating: 6 out of 10

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