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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  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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Hot Pants (as Susan McIver)
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Little Beaver (as Laura Lizer)
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Branford's Deputy
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Sugar Bear
Ronnie Gay ...
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Storyline

Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a "high-speed pursuit" across the Southeast to catch the bandit. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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"What we have here is a total lack of respect for the law!" See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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27 May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos pícaros con suerte  »

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$126,737,428 (USA)
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Richard Boone was also considered for the role of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. See more »

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When the helicopter pilot joins the chase, he radios "I've just picked up the Bandit, eastbound on 95". I-95 runs north/south along the east coast of Georgia, not east/west. the closest they come to driving on I-95 is Savannah GA, which is around 250 miles southeast of Atlanta. See more »

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East Bound And Down
By Dick Feller and Jerry Reed
Sung by Jerry Reed
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My guilty pleasure film!
4 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie,as far as I know,never won any special honors.It perhaps is not listed as one of the top 1,000,000 movies of all time.It may not be considered by many to be a great film,but I (and I am not ashamed to admit this),love this movie.Perhaps it is the charm exuded by Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed.Perhaps it is the beautiful Sally Field(she never looked better on film).Perhaps it is the comic genius of Jackie Gleason.Perhaps it is all these things rolled into one.This is the absolute "king" of redneck comedy movies(and I use the term "redneck" with the utmost affection).I am a fan of great films,but I have my guilty pleasure movies as anyone has. This one tops my list of those.Love it!


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