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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

 -  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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Mike Henry ...
Junior
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Pat McCormick ...
Alfie Wise ...
Patrolman - Traffic Jam
George Reynolds ...
Branford
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Linda McClure ...
Waynette
Susan McIver ...
Hot Pants
Laura Lizer Sommers ...
Little Beaver (as Laura Lizer)
Michael Mann ...
Branford's Deputy
Lamar Jackson ...
Sugar Bear
Ronnie Gay ...
Georgia Trooper
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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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texas | georgia | sheriff | police | trucker | See more »

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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

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Release Date:

27 May 1977 (USA)  »

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$126,737,428 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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Jackie Gleason said the cafe scene with himself and Burt Reynolds was not in the original story, it was Gleason's idea. See more »

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Buford T. Justice: Nobody, and I mean NOBODY makes Sheriff Buford T. Justice look like a possum's pecker.
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Burt Reynolds' Wild Ride
2 October 2002 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Smokey and the Bandit" may be Burt Reynolds' best movie. At least it's certainly one of his most memorable. In it, he plays good ol' boy the Bandit, the classic speed demon outlaw, driving flat out through five states and back on one wild and crazy beer run. This movie has lots of laughs and action. It also offers a look into the culture of CB radio, which was a huge craze of the day. And who could forget the Great One, Jackie Gleason's hilarious portrayal of Sheriff Buford T. Justice, the bombastic, persistent lawman from Texas. "Smokey" will always be a comedy classic, and that's a big 10-4!


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