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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  27 May 1977 (USA)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.



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It's Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason, in high gear and hot water! See more »


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Release Date:

27 May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos pícaros con suerte  »

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$126,737,428 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Big Enos: Any fool who would paint his truck like this would show up at a minister's funeral dressed in feathers.
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Just pure fun..
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It all has already said but then.. I also used to drive 18 wheelers in my previous life and this movie and the actors / actresses show nicely how it plays on road ( mostly ). So - not a great movie art but fun if you take it that way. Also already said but CB's can be useful, todays rigs have cell phones, satellite phones, GPS, etc.. but at that time it was who you know and know where you are. Sally Fields is always a delight, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, etc.. very fun acting. This movie has some old fashioned touch that is missing from too many ( assumed fun ) action movies today - also the effects are not as bad as in many todays movies, tire noise on gravel doesn't sound like tires on asphalt, stunts don't look like computer simulations and so on. Enjoy and dream driving..

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