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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:
Burt, Sally, and a truckload of beer 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)

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)
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)
 
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:
When scenes were filmed in the Trans Am, it was not possible to use a slate to mark the beginning and end of scenes. The actors had to clap their hands instead to mark when a scene started and ended. Several outtakes show this being done.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Justice and Junior are following Bandit to the football game, a scene shows Junior holding Justice's hat. Yet, it is obvious these are stunt men, and not Jackie Gleason and Mike Henry.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Branford:The fact that you are a sheriff is not germane to the situation.
Buford T. Justice:The god damn Germans got nothin' to do with it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Offside (2006/III)See more »
Soundtrack:
BanditSee more »

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37 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Burt, Sally, and a truckload of beer, 24 January 2001
Author: ggh6

One of the first films to tap into the anti-authoritarian aspects of the Citizen's Band (CB) radio craze, "Smokey" is basically a movie-length car chase and a pleasantly insipid slice of late-'70's Americana.

The tissue-thin plot has good ole boy pals The Bandit (Reynolds) and Cletus (a surprisingly good Jerry Reed) running a load of Coors cross-country on a tight deadline while trying to avoid an assortment of less-than-bright cops, led by pompous blowhard Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Sally Field, as a runaway bride who thumbs her way into Reynolds' car, brings charm and a welcome sense of irony to the macho proceedings.

Stunt coordinator-turned-director Hal Needham stages the action competently, and the actors, who supposedly improvised much of the dialogue, obviously enjoy themselves. A good choice for those who want to relive the glory days of CB rebels, long sideburns, plaid western shirts, and black Trans-Ams with "screaming chicken" decals on the hood. Avoid the two vastly inferior sequels.

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