The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre Presents
"Gator" with Special Appearance and Talk-back with Legendary Actor and Director Burt Reynolds
Presented by The Lyric Theatre and The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre
The sequel to the 1973 film White Lightning, Gator is a wild action film following the scrappy Bobby “Gator” McKlusky as he takes on local crooked cops and corrupt politicians. Director and star Burt Reynolds plays Gator McKlusky, the Georgia moonshiner and ex-convict who punches, smashes, and crashes his way to justice. When the county of Dunston falls under the thumb of the ruthless Bama McCall (Jerry Reed), it’s up to Gator and his stunning partner-in-crime Aggie Maybank (Lauren Hutton) to save the day. Since its release in 1976, Gator has become a cult classic among Burt Reynolds fans and action movie aficionados alike. Filled with heart-pounding car chases and a steamy 70s romance, Gator is an unforgettable film.
Directly following the screening, The Lyric presents a talk-back with the legendary director and film star Burt Reynolds as he discusses his incredible career in the entertainment industry. So, stick around!
Partial proceeds will benefit The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre.