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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 »
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(205 articles)
User Reviews:
The ultimate cowboy/trucker movie See more (139 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
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:U | 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)
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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: When Snowman gets stopped by the bike cop, he says that Snowman was going 96 mph. In the shots before that, you can tell that Snowman was probably going about 65 mph because of how slow the scenery was going by.See more »
Quotes:
Buford T. Justice:[while stuck in traffic] What the hell is this, a drive-in movie?
Buford T. Justice:[Sheriff Justice honks the horn, which malfunctions, and Junior reaches for the wheel] Get off of there, you Moose twit!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
East Bound And DownSee more »

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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The ultimate cowboy/trucker movie, 15 June 2005
Author: james-vass from Warrior, AL

Worthy of adding to your personal collection. Burt Reynolds plays the part of the Bandit, a heart-throb for all white-trash trailer dwelling women, to a tee. Jackie Gleason does an impeccable job of bringing to life the role of the backwards southern sheriff, one of the finest performances of his great career. The soundtrack was an instant classic, combining folk, bluegrass and country, and leaving the viewer with an urge to recite the lyrics for days after. A must see for all serious movie watchers. Sally Field portrays a talented dancer who bails out on a marriage to the son of the stereotypical "southern" sheriff. The sheriff takes this as a personal insult and a dishonor to his authority. He then treks across the south in "hot pursuit" of the runaway bride and along the way encounters his arch-nemesis, The Bandit, resulting in non-stop laughs throughout the movie. This film combines sexuality (two of the hottest stars of the '70s and '80s), laughter (Jackie Gleason, need I say more), and a great feel-good script. I almost forgot this movie's greatest contribution to humanity, the introduction of a natural star, Fred the dog.

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