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    1. 10-29-2019 12:57 PM #1
      https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...tmas-cars-film



      John Schneider might just be the world's biggest "Dukes of Hazzard" fan.

      The actor starred as Bo Duke in the series -- which ran for seven seasons from 1979 to 1985 -- as well the 2000 made-for-TV movie, "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood."

      He has since created what he calls a "tribute" to the legacy he admires -- an independent film developed by Schneider's studio titled, "Christmas Cars."

      In order for the 59-year-old actor to develop a memento that “Dukes of Hazzard” fans could be excited for, the "Smallville" alum, along with his new wife Alicia Allain, set out on a mission to make a film that brought luster back to the franchise – and his beloved ride: the General Lee.

      “I write and direct here. Alicia and I have done nine movies and I write and direct and I'm usually in them very little,” Schneider told Fox News of the movie. “But this one is a 'Dukes of Hazzard' tribute."

      He continued: "This tastes like the 'Dukes,' it's music like the 'Dukes,' we have a balladeer, Johnny Lee, who basically took over Waylon's place. And it's fantastic. It's designed – it was written specifically for the people who say, 'Hey, is 'Dukes of Hazzard' going to do a reboot?'

      “And I say, 'Probably not because they made that awful movie in 2005 and that means they don't understand the source material.' I think I do," Schneider added. "So we made 'Christmas Cars.' I play a guy who was on a show 40 years ago and I drove an orange Charger with a flag on the top of it and number 1 on the door.”

      According to Schneider, “Christmas Cars” is completely “art imitating life.”

      The “Haves and Have Nots” actor plays the role of a down-on-his-luck former TV star and current shop owner who re-opens his store and begins selling die-cast replicas of the General Lee for the 40th anniversary of the series.

      Schneider’s character manages to sell out of his inventory of old school, orange Dodge Chargers only for a detractor to bash the special, while the Internet claims that the vehicle and the flag painted on its roof signify racist agendas.

      “And then of course, somebody gets online who wants me not to, you know – the Boss Hogg at least gets online and tries to mess that up,” Schneider said of the film's plot. “And he does that by getting online and saying, 'Boycott this man because he and his show and his car are the universal sign of intolerance and racism.

      "So I went from having five thousand orders to having 4,800 people who want their money back," he explained. "So it's pretty cool. So it is life imitating art or art imitating life. It's one of those things.”

      The Hazzard County misfit said he has a great adoration for the series and the General Lee. Schneider also said he disagrees with the idea that the flag on the car signified a symbol of racism.

      “People have told me now for the last four years or five years or so, what I must think because of the car I drove on the television show and they tell me what that car meant on the television show,” Schneider said. “Well, who the hell are you to tell me what that car meant then or to me now?”

      He continued: “If the flag on that car when we did that show represented inequality or racism in any regard, Uncle Jesse would have made us scratch it off with our teeth. And people know that. But people are also led around by social media. We have a line in the movie where my barber – Floyd, the Barber--says, ‘People don't think what they think anymore, they think what they're told to think.’

      “And then you find out that the people who have social media following haven’t done research either,” he added.

      In addition to running his own film studio, Schneider has also enjoyed a successful music career with an ever-growing catalog of music and over 20 albums to his credit.

      In fact, the Christian crooner recorded a staggering 72 songs in 2018 alone and released his latest inspirational album, "Recycling Grace," just last month.

      "I started in the musical theater playing the guitar, all of that long before 'Dukes,'" Schneider said. "Like 10 years before 'Dukes,' I started doing theater."

      As for his personal life, when probed about his decision to marry Allain, 51, a month before his 5-year divorce from ex-wife Elvira Castle was officially finalized, the "Dancing With the Stars" alum admitted that it was a "ballsy move."

      However, he insisted that he had no regrets in the way he handled the matter, despite being ordered by a judge to pay Castle $25,000 a month in spousal support and fork over a portion of his Screen Actors Guild pension.

      “You think you're an outlaw? Well, I'll tell you what – get married a month before the divorce is final, I'll show you who the real outlaw is,” he said. “I'm from New York, don't tell me what to f------ do, I'll do what I want.”

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      10-29-2019 01:20 PM #3
      *Old man yells at clouds*
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      10-29-2019 01:33 PM #4
      I loved that show when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I've come to realize that the "General Lee" is racist as sh*t.
      Sent from my basement using two tin cans and a string.

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      10-29-2019 01:47 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyD View Post
      I loved that show when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I've come to realize that the "General Lee" is racist as sh*t.
      Sherrif Little was the only non-white regular character,
      He was a hard working by the book sheriff that hated every good character save Enos, and was irritated by the crooked Hogg.
      So while the name and flag very were questionable, the content wasn't exactly racist.
      But you can spin anything.
      He was also left handed and was quick to shoot his shotgun.
      A violent leftist!


      I tried watching some of those old shows again and wow were they bad.
      Obvious geared for very young (minded ) viewers.

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      10-29-2019 02:07 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Sherrif Little was the only non-white regular character,
      He was a hard working by the book sheriff that hated every good character save Enos, and was irritated by the crooked Hogg.
      So while the name and flag very were questionable, the content wasn't exactly racist.
      But you can spin anything.
      He was also left handed and was quick to shoot his shotgun.
      A violent leftist!


      I tried watching some of those old shows again and wow were they bad.
      Obvious geared for very young (minded ) viewers.


      Besides, it's hard to watch some stuff from way back, it's never like you remember.
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      10-29-2019 02:08 PM #7
      InB4 G33ks of Hazzard.
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      10-29-2019 02:18 PM #8
      Let's see how far this thread goes!

      Let's just say this first, I am African American, and grew up loving the show and car.
      I don't remember the content of the show being racist or anyway political.
      It seemed to have a "Robin Hood" vibe, more than anything else.
      Having said that, there is simply no way to sugarcoat what the Confederate flag represents.
      Even states in the deep south have stopped flying the flag over their capitals, because you cannot divorce slavery from that flag.

      You can argue about heritage and "states rights", but all those points are more or less built on slavery or the defense of states' rights to enslave or segregate people.
      As for "southern pride" arguments, I know plenty of black, white, and Asian people from the south who are dripping with pride, but don't wrap themselves in that flag.

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      10-29-2019 04:12 PM #9
      Seeing a Charger with the Dukes paint job, that's been done thousands of times over, instead of one of the gorgeous factory colors is a Greek tragedy.
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      10-29-2019 04:19 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Sherrif Little was the only non-white regular character,
      He was a hard working by the book sheriff that hated every good character save Enos, and was irritated by the crooked Hogg.
      So while the name and flag very were questionable, the content wasn't exactly racist.
      But you can spin anything.
      He was also left handed and was quick to shoot his shotgun.
      A violent leftist!


      I tried watching some of those old shows again and wow were they bad.
      Obvious geared for very young (minded ) viewers.
      I referred to the car specifically.
      Sent from my basement using two tin cans and a string.

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      10-29-2019 04:58 PM #12
      I think people take stuff way to out of context, they have taken some of the old treasures out of conext and destroyed them.

      Al bundy for instance, imagine a show like that airing today? I'm surprised no one has gone against that show that hard core...

      It's sad to see that this is what we have come to, and well to all the other users saying how bad the show was compared to now... lets keep in mind that back in the day they didn't have the amount of CGI and special effects they have on shows now days.

      I was looking at How i met your mother a few months ago, and something that looked awesome back then, it looked meh now days, i guess is part of evolving and growing up... but it still gives me a few good hours of entertainment

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      10-29-2019 05:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by SICKVDUB1 View Post

      Al bundy for instance, imagine a show like that airing today? I'm surprised no one has gone against that show that hard core...

      Al Bundy is a treasure. A TREASURE!!!!

      (I legit grew up watching that way too young).


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      10-29-2019 06:06 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Al Bundy is a treasure. A TREASURE!!!!

      (I legit grew up watching that way too young).

      I will have my kids watch that just to keep on the legacy going but let's face it, no broadcaster on the US and a few other countries will let that fly.... Latinamerican broadcasters whole different subject watch any soap opera and it's like a freaking softcore porn episode....

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus View Post
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      10-29-2019 06:57 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyD View Post
      I referred to the car specifically.
      You think a car is racist? How would it express it's opinions about different ethnic groups?

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      If Justin Trudeau doing black face isn't racist, neither is the car. Especially if the car is really, really sorry and deeply regrets its decisions?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      You think a car is racist? How would it express it's opinions about different ethnic groups?
      Hey man, the VW bug is anti-semitic. So is your 930 so you better watch your step pal!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      You think a car is racist? How would it express it's opinions about different ethnic groups?
      What about JDM cars?



      Bet that vape bro won't be visiting Koreatown in LA any time soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      What about JDM cars?



      Bet that vape bro won't be visiting Koreatown in LA any time soon.
      'JDM car meets' are usually at some food place, usually Asian, and they eat Asian thangs like boba.

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      10-30-2019 06:27 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      As for "southern pride" arguments, I know plenty of black, white, and Asian people from the south who are dripping with pride, but don't wrap themselves in that flag.
      Pride doesn't discriminate.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      You think a car is racist? How would it express it's opinions about different ethnic groups?
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      10-30-2019 08:30 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyD View Post
      I loved that show when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I've come to realize that the "General Lee" is racist as sh*t.
      How racist is ****?

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      More power too him but I'm sure it's doomed. The "offended" peoples of the country are simply going to shout this into oblivion no matter how hard he tries to save the good memories.

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