Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  15 August 1980 (USA)
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The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat McCormick ...
John Conn
Mike Henry ...
Brenda Lee ...
Nice Lady
Phil Balsley ...
Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Lew DeWitt ...
Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Don Reid ...
Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Harold Reid ...
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It's been a few years since Cletus and the Bandit made their famous 28-hour run to Texas for a few cases of Coors. Bandit is now a washed-up has-been living in the past, until Big Enos and Little Enos make him another offer: Transport a live Elephant across country in 3 days or less. Written by Afterburner <>

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Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, and Jackie Gleason are back and even better than ever in "Smokey & The Bandit II". See more »


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15 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Have a Baby  »

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$66,100,000 (USA)

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Final 'Smokey and the Bandit' movie for Sally Field. See more »


When Joe Greene flips over Buford's police car, a hardpoint and cable attached to the car are visible on the extreme left side of the screen. See more »


'Bandit': I'm the only guy in the world who could drink up a Trans-Am.
Carrie: Can you imagine Roy Rogers selling Trigger for a 6-pack?
'Bandit': No.
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It needed Olivier, it Got Kramden
25 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I'm kidding. Hey, listen, this film is no strain to the synapses. It's another Hal Needham carwreck fest wrapped up in a really dumb plot that at times tries too hard. However, I find an odd entertainment value in this genus of southern cheese. An aging professional highway show-off, an even more annuated hick sheriff in hot pursuit, an oddly swift and resilient Trans Am, a very talented yet dumbed down leggy sidekick, a country singer turned epitomal southern truck driver, Dom Deluise, and an elephant. Add plenty of incompetent law enforcement officers and marlboro reds and you have the makings of one fine redneck cross-country chase movie. I don't know why but I actually enjoyed this. It's really about the stunts I think and when it comes to Hal Needham you never can have too many car crashes. In the spirit of Cannonball Run and the Dukes of Hazzard there is an odd appeal in watching good IL boys tear up backroads to the tune of Hank Williams and police sirens. And of course there's always a way out leaving a pile of police cruisers in the dust behind. It's an action flick and as such you shouldn't expect it to be anything other than what it is; it's just fun to watch. You may notice it does have some very talented actors so it begs the "what were you thinking doing this film?" question. Perhaps. But on face value it's all about the car chase. And who doesn't love a good car chase?

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