Cooter puts down Dukes

Ben Jones, who played the lovable mechanic "Cooter" Davenport on the '80s series The Dukes of Hazzard, has posted a note on his Web site telling people not to support the new film version of the show. Jones says the movie is profane and sleazy, and it destroys the spirit of the popular car-chase show about a family of ne'er-do-wells and their struggle against the corrupt commissioner of Hazzard County, Georgia, Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg.

The former US representative from Georgia says the movie contains foul language and sexual situations that destroy the family values of the original series. In a statement on his Web site, Jones says "I think the whole project shows an arrogant disrespect for our show, for our cast, for America's families, and for the sensibilities of the heartland of our country."

The original series ran from 1979 through 1985. The Country Music Channel has recently begun rerunning old episodes of Dukes, and ratings have soared like the General Lee rocketing over a flatbed truck full of chicken crates as Boss Hogg's police crew swerves wildly into a cement truck.

The movie, which stars the dream cast of Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, and Jessica Simpson, opens in August. Hopes are pinned on it to help alleviate the current box-office doldrums. Despite Cooter's strong admonishment, Dukes' movie bosses are heartened by the fact that young people don't listen to old people.

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Iam with cooter. I heated the movie its not anywhere as awesome as the orginal show. Theyh really didn't get the reall show. They never use bad launge on the orginal show.They never use any kinda of sexual tnigs in the orinal show.
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who dug up this Idiot? and WHY
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Ben we support you. As you know Sonny feels the same way about this. Thank you for being the voice for everyone.
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I changed my mind the movie does not seem like the old series and the movie looked alittle pointless. Im with Cooter. YEEEEEEEEHAWW!
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This movie is a joke
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I'm with Cooter. The original show was all about these two 'good ol' boys' who got in trouble but had the best intentions. One was a little more street-smart, but still could easily be ****ered in. The second was sweet, naive, and probably the object of many a girl's fantasy. Daisy was a bit of a firebrand, but she was also sweet. Unfortunately, in the film, fans won't see that same boy next door and girl next door sweetness.
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Also, they worked hard on that movie so they could revive the series but you all see different. you all should be ashamed.jade92264 dont call jessica a bimbo ok?
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you all are very wrong the movie is based on the hit tv show so it could be good.and for you people that say it looks stupid u need to see it first then judge. you cant ever trust commercials
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I was a huge fan of the Dukes growing up. I wanted to be Luke Duke, had a crush on Daisy and though Rosco and Boss Hogg were a great comedy team. However, this movie looks totally stupid. The Dukes were a cheesy, fun, 80's style show. Hollywood is really struggling to find some hits by rehashing old shows. This one looks as bad as the Bewitched movie.
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Not gonna watch this one. Not w/ a bimbo in it.
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The movie looks terrible.
Who cast it? it haS to be one of the worst castings i've seen in a while.
i'm not totally writing it off yet, but i seriously have doubts.
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Yeah it doesn't look like a family movie.. I love the dukes of hazzard but not going to see the movie.
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I predict that DOH will do pretty well on its opening weekend then drop like a lead zeppelin. Just Jessica Simpson's presence will draw a whole bunch of MTV morons into theatres and having the likes of Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson in the cast is enough to draw in a few older folks. Plus there's the usual group that likes to watch a train wreck which I think is what the movie version of DOH will be. Once word gets out how bad the film is I think the theatres will be so empty and quiet on the second weekend of the film's release that you will be able to hear the crickets chirp in the theatre.
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Yep... Hollywood has once again taken something near and dear... and ruined it... They did it to Super Mario, they did it to Resident Evil... and now The Dukes of Hazzard... for shame
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What a disgrace. That was a great show back in it's day. I hate it when Hollywood ruins something good.
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If it's not good enough for Cooter, it's not good enough for me.
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I LOVED Dukes as a kid, but I'm not looking forward to this at all. Overall, it just looks kind of dumb. And if it really doesn't follow what I liked about the original series in the first place, what is the point? As far as Jessica Simpson goes, well, that's just another reason not to watch it.
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The new movie does look pretty dumb.
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Don't think it will matter, only thing going for the movie is Jessica Simpson in a bikini. Doubt even that could save the movie.
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