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Smokey and the Bandit -- Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason are in high gear and hot water after a cross-country road challenge results in one of the wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed!

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Director:
Writers:
Hal Needham (story) &
Robert L. Levy (story) ...
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Release Date:
27 May 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Time to take to the road, for a quiet little drive in the country...or not. See more »
Plot:
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Best of the good old boy movies See more (155 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Reynolds ... Bandit

Sally Field ... Carrie

Jerry Reed ... Cledus
Mike Henry ... Junior

Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
Alfie Wise ... Patrolman - Traffic Jam
George Reynolds ... Branford

Macon McCalman ... Mr. B
Linda McClure ... Waynette
Susie Ewing ... Hot Pants (as Susan McIver)
Laura Lizer Sommers ... Little Beaver (as Laura Lizer)

Michael Mann ... Branford's Deputy
Lamar Jackson ... Sugar Bear
Ronnie Gay ... Georgia Trooper
Quinnon Sheffield ... Alabama Trooper

Jackie Gleason ... Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Portague County
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Atkins ... Man Little Enos pays off (uncredited)

Warde Q. Butler ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Darin Chambers ... State Police Tidwell (uncredited)
Curtis Credel ... Country (uncredited)
David Donovan ... Teen Car Thief (uncredited)
Michael Goodrow ... Teenager in Hot Rod (uncredited)
Pat Hustis ... Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)

Ben Jones ... Trucker with the redhead (uncredited)
Ingeborg Kjeldsen ... Foxy Lady (uncredited)
Joe Klecko ... Trucker (uncredited)

Fred Lerner ... Member of M.C. Gang (uncredited)

Michael McManus ... Trucker 'Silver Tongued Devil' (uncredited)
Mel Pape ... Nude 'Smokey' (uncredited)
Bill Rampley ... Policeman / Bodyguard (uncredited)

Bill Saito ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

John Schneider ... Cowboy Extra in Crowd Scene (uncredited)

Sonny Shroyer ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ... DOT Inspector (uncredited)

Gene Witham ... Leader of the Gang (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Trucker (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Needham 
 
Writing credits
Hal Needham (story) &
Robert L. Levy (story)

James Lee Barrett (screenplay) and
Charles Shyer (screenplay) &
Alan Mandel (screenplay)

Produced by
Mort Engelberg .... producer
Robert L. Levy .... executive producer
Jules V. Levy .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bill Justis 
Jerry Reed 
 
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann 
Angelo Ross 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge  (as Mark Mansbridge)
 
Set Decoration by
Anthony C. Montenaro  (as Tony Montenaro)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Del Russo .... makeup artist
Tom Ellingwood .... makeup artist
Bren Plaistowe .... hair stylist
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
James A. Westman .... unit production manager (as James Westman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Gibbs .... second unit director
David Hamburger .... first assistant director
Toby Lovallo .... second assistant director
James Quinn .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Anthony Magro .... sound editor
John Speak .... sound
Ray West .... sound
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Arthur Brewer .... special effects (as Art Brewer)
 
Stunts
Michael Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Bobby Bass .... stunts (uncredited)
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Janet Brady .... stunt double: Sally Field (uncredited)
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
David R. Ellis .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... truck stunts (uncredited)
Bennie Moore .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Sargent .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (uncredited)
Bobby Sargent .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Witham .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bouillet .... director of photography: second unit
Robert C. Jessup .... director of photography: second unit (as Bob Jessup)
William D. Barber .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Lou Noto .... assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: shared "a" camera (uncredited)
Ted T. Sugura .... assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Al Teeter .... music editor
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gary Duncan .... stunt car preparation
Ken Peterson .... transportation captain
Jack Carpenter .... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dale Echols .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst .... equipment supplier (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Rich Sephton .... car modifications (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington .... location projectionist: Dailies (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George Busbee .... our thanks to: for their cooperation in making this film (as Governor George Busbee)
Ed Spivia .... our thanks to: for their cooperation in making this film
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PA (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 (cut) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (Approved No. 24818) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jackie Gleason reportedly modeled his character, Sheriff Buford T. Justice, after Burt Reynolds' description of his father, a Florida police officer and Chief of Police. Among the character traits that came from this was the use of "sumbitch", a colloquial pronunciation of "son of a bitch".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Buford's car drives under the truck and loses its roof, the side mirror is dangling and almost off, but is firmly reattached in subsequent shots.See more »
Quotes:
Buford T. Justice:Hey, boy, where is Sheriff Bradford? I AM Sheriff BRANford Hee hee For some reason, you sound a little taller on radio.
[Turns to his son]
Buford T. Justice:What in the hell is the world coming to?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
West Bound And DownSee more »

FAQ

WHO IS SMOKEY?
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Best of the good old boy movies, 27 July 2005
Author: catchick37 from Alabama

I guess one reason I love this movie is because it doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is. It doesn't aspire to great movie-making. It was just supposed to be 90 minutes of entertainment on the big screen, and it's still entertaining. Take your brain off for a while and have fun with it.

There are hilarious lines, some funny pratfalls and even a bit of home-grown wisdom: "How ignorant you are depends a lot on which part of the United States you're standing on." Or something like that. I get a kick out of watching the convoy/rocking-chair scene every time. Makes me wonder how in the world they got around Birmingham, but that's suspension of disbelief for you. LOL.

Wish director Hal Needham had remembered that Alabama State Troopers drive Fords, not Pontiacs, but that's a small thing. My dad remarked on it every time, though.

It's just cornball entertainment, rare enough these days. Pop some popcorn and have a blast watching it.

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