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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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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 ...
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Harold Reid ...
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The Bandit is back and better than ever! See more »


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Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again  »

Box Office


$66,100,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The truck in Smokey and the Bandit (1977) that Cledus 'Snowman' Snow drove was a black and gold 1974 Kenworth W900 Model. Here, he drives a silver and blue 1980 GMC General. See more »


Buford's patrol car does not have a partition between the front and rear seats. See more »


Buford T. Justice: Ya know if Junior is able to get up in the morning, tie his shoelaces and take a pee, I'm not proud. I'm amazed.
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13 January 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

All in all, a childishly fun revisiting of the characters and story. It'll help if you're already a big fan of cowboys, big trucks, and car jumps, and, of course, the first film.

A lot of drama went on behind the scenes during the shooting, and at times can be glimpsed on the screen, including Sally's and Burt's strained relationship, Jackie Gleason's health, and Hal Needham's direction.

The sign in front of the church wonderfully demonstrates the level of humor throughout this movie:

"Texarkana Reformed, United, Evangelical, Fundamental Church Of God, The Twelve Apostles And Assorted Saints"

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