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Writer:
Robert G. Kane (written by)
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Release Date:
27 July 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...the fastest fun in the west!
Plot:
Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Hal Needham obituary
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Hal Needham obituary
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'Smokey and the Bandit' director Hal Needham dies, aged 82
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Cast

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Kirk Douglas ... Cactus Jack

Ann-Margret ... Charming Jones

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Handsome Stranger

Paul Lynde ... Nervous Elk
Foster Brooks ... Bank Clerk

Ruth Buzzi ... Damsel in Distress

Jack Elam ... Avery Simpson

Strother Martin ... Parody Jones
Ray Bickel ... Man

Robert Tessier ... Mashing Finger

Mel Tillis ... Telegraph Agent
Laura Lizer Sommers ... Working Girl

Jan Eddy ... Sheriff
Mel Todd ... Conductor
Jim Anderson ... Bartender
Ed Little ... Little Man in Bar
Dick Dickinson ... Man in Bar
Richard Brewer ... Man in Bar
Charles Haigh ... Salesman
Ron Duffy ... Salesman

Earl W. Smith ... Salesman
Mike Cerre ... Salesman
Lee Davis ... Salesman
Dick Armstrong ... Ticket Agent
Sheldon Rosner ... Little Man Outside Bank
Bud Stout ... Blacksmith (as Budd Stout)
Ott ... Whiskey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clinton James Austin ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hal Needham 
 
Writing credits
Robert G. Kane (written by)

Produced by
Mort Engelberg .... producer
Paul Maslansky .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Justis 
 
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Hannemann 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
 
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer
Dicken Berglund .... re-recording mixer m&e
Robert 'Bobby' Rouge .... boom operator
John Speak .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
Jim Burgdorf .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts (as Jeannie Coulter)
H.P. Evetts .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Regina Parton .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Larry Randles .... stunts
Bobby Sargent .... stunts (as Bobby Sargeant)
Joree Sirianni .... stunts
Andree Williams .... stunts
Walter Wyatt .... stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted T. Sugura .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (as Jack Young)
 
Other crew
John Craigmile .... wrangler (as John J. Craigmile)
Steve DeFrance .... stand-in
Kent Hays .... wrangler
Fred McDougall .... wrangler
Stevie Myers .... wrangler
David Needham .... assistant to producer
Kathleen M. Shea .... assistant to director
Chris Spann .... wrangler
Bob Terhune .... wrangler
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
The scene that shows the burning 'cathouse' features a caricature of Burt Reynolds painted on the side. Apparently, a nod from the director to his pal Reynolds.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Cactus Jack is leaning over the cliff to watch Charming bathe, a pole can be seen holding him up as the small tree he is holding onto breaks away. (only visible in open matte TV showings).See more »
Quotes:
Telegraph agent:[stuttering] B-b-boy, you t-t-alk f-f-u-nny.
Handsome Stranger:[heavy Austrian accent] That's easy for you to say.
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Charmin'See more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Good Fun, 6 September 2001
Author: Lamia7609 from Columbus OH

I can't understand why most people think every movie is trying to be Citizen Kane. I mean I love steak, but I would tire of it if I had to eat it every day. Sometimes you need pudding. This movie is pudding..not much substance but tastes great while it's in your mouth. I hadn't thought about this movie in ages until I was reading a bio on Arnold. This movie is a live action cartoon. It's goofy, silly and other adjectives that end in y, but it's fun to watch. It's especially fun to see it on those Sunday afternoons when nothing is on, but car racing and fishing. (With the advent of cable this has become a rare occasion, but I think most people will agree that even with 150 channels it's still hard to find something you want to watch.) If you get a chance to see this movie and don't take yourself too seriously you will have a good laugh.

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