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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:
The First Thing I'm Gonna Do When I Get Home Is Punch Your Momma In The Mouth 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:
Buford T. Justice was the name of a real Florida Highway Patrolman known to Burt Reynolds' father who was once Chief of Police of Jupiter, Florida.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sheriff Justice is stopped at the roadblock and a truck comes by and knocks his open door off we see the car from a distance and the door is closed, not open.See more »
Quotes:
Little Beaver, Lady Truck Driver:Hey Bandit! This is Little Beaver... Put your foot on the floor, we got your backdoor and I'm clear!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
East Bound And DownSee more »

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38 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
The First Thing I'm Gonna Do When I Get Home Is Punch Your Momma In The Mouth, 5 January 2006
Author: Bandit1974 from United States

As you can tell by my screen name, I love this movie. I do regard this movie as my favorite of all time. Oscar material? Certainly not. But who cares.

The basic premise of the movie is a simple one. The Bandit (Burt Reynolds) and The Snowman (Jerry Reed) are trying to deliver a truckload of bootlegged Coors beer in 38 hours or less for $80,000 (big money back in 1977). All this while trying to shake a bloodhound sheriff (Smokey played by Jackie Gleason) and his bonehead son, Junior. Oh, and during all of this Bandit falls in love with a hitchhiker named Carrie (Sally Field).

As much as this is the movie that Burt Reynolds is known for, it's Jackie Gleason that makes this movie for me. His are my favorite lines in the movie. Don't get me wrong, Burt and his ohhh so 70's mustache do a fabulous job of smiling and laughing, but it's Gleason who has me in stitches every time I watch this movie. I received my first copy of this movie somewhere around 1986 (Christmas present). At some point I tried to figure out how many times I have viewed this movie. A conservative guess would be somewhere around 300.

It's simple fun, but there is a little bit of magic in this movie that was absent in Smokey And The Bandit II. Both Burt Reynolds and Sally Field claim that the reason the movie worked so well is that you are watching two people fall in love, for real, on film.

Aside from the love story and Gleason's portrayal of Bufford T. Justice, the movie has some fantastic and real (not CGI) car chases and stunts. This is a must own for anyone who loves a good car chase.

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