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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:
Simple Times, Simple Movie, Simply FUN!!!!!! See more (140 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)
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)
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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 
 
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 .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... 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)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Shull .... casting
 
Music Department
Al Teeter .... music editor
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
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:U | Iceland:L | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (Approved No. 24818)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Near the end of the movie, one of the two Georgia State Patrol cars that block the entrance to the fairgrounds (the Oldsmobile) is equipped with an airbag (very rare for the '70s). The airbag did not deploy in that minor collision but did deploy when they purposely wrecked the car years later. That car is shown in an airbag safety film used in some traffic schools.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: At one point in the movie, a radio transmission from a trucker calling himself "Silver-Tongued Devil" says that Bandit and Snowman are "near Fayetteville and Interstate 82". Interstate 82 is nowhere near that part of the country (Arkansas/Mississippi/Alabama), but instead is over 2,000 miles away in Oregon and Washington. The trucker should have said "US Highway 82" instead, as that highway DOES indeed exist in that part of the country. Furthermore, Interstate 82 didn't even exist yet at the time of this movie (1977) as construction of that route didn't even start until 1978 and wasn't completed and opened to traffic until 1988.See more »
Quotes:
Bandit:What's a Texas sherrif doing in Arkansas?
Cledus Snow:I don't know.
Carrie:I don't know.
[Bandit looks at her]
Carrie:I don't know!
Bandit:[on the CB] Well who the heck knows?
Cledus Snow:I really don't know.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Delta Farce (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
West Bound And DownSee more »

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36 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Simple Times, Simple Movie, Simply FUN!!!!!!, 5 January 2003
Author: Pat from Los Angeles

I grew up in the south as a teen in the 70's and this movie was the South at that time. It was all about CB radios. I remember when my dad got one in his 1972 cherry red Chevy Impala. He had this big ol' whip antennae on the back and his CB handle(name) was Midnight(because he worked the night shift at Pan Am airlines). I think part of the reason Smokey was such a huge hit was threefold. First off, we were going thru an energy crisis and the age of muscle cars was over and most of us were driving around in small pieces of crap like the Chevette or the VW Rabbit! The thrill of seeing a muscle car like the Pontiac Trans Am tearing across the land was a huge thrill! Secondly, the country as a whole was in a malaise of the "Me Generation"..and all the self-help crap! People were listening to soft-rock like Helen Reddy and John Denver and taking self-help courses like est! People wore earth-tone colors and sandals. So when we saw these 'real-men" like Burt and Jerry Reed in thier plaid shirts and tight jeans, taking on the establishment by disregarding the rules of the road and all that, we got excited! Finally, the sheer delight in seeing people enjoying life was a thrill we all wanted to partake in! I can see why so many people, who were bored with life in the pre-disco late 70's, really enjoyed the escapism of this simple but extremely fun flick! We wanted to be a part of it! It was late-night chocolate we never admitted to eating. It was a movie you partly felt dumb to admitting you liked! But the movie itself inspired the hugely popular TV series Dukes of Hazzard, right down to the cast. Burt and Jerry became Bo and Luke Duke..Sally turned into a Daisy(with better legs!) and Sheriff Buford T. Justice became Boss Hogg with his bumbling sidekick Sheriff Roscoe B. Coltrane! And of course the Trans Am was replaced by a true muscle car, the 1969 Dodge Charger (was thier ever a better muscle car than the 69 Charger?) What followed in the aftermath of this movie was the explosion of disco and letting oneself enjoy life again! The whole world got back into living life and having fun! Maybe Smokey had something

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