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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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John Conn
Mike Henry ...
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Governor
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 ...
Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
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Storyline

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 <aburner@erols.com>

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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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Action | Comedy

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15 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again  »

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$66,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

At least at the time the movie was made, this picture contained one of the biggest car chases in film history. Publicity stated that it involved sixty stunt-men and stunt-women, one hundred cars and eighteen wheeler trucks. When the sequence was concluded, US $250,000 worth of vehicles had been smashed. See more »

Goofs

As the Bandit's Trans Am lands after it jumps over Buford's Bonneville, the car flexes, bends and parts begin to fall off. However, it drives away without any visual damage. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Buford T. Justice: [still pursuing, in a Bus] You're not getting away from me Bandit! I'll chase you in hot-pursuit to the ends of the earth! You Sumbitch!
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Again and Again
Written by Ben Peters (as B. Peters)
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Narcissism is hardly funny...
1 January 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fairly dreadful sequel to "Smokey and the Bandit" arrived some three years later, and most of the principal players look a bit sheepish about the entire enterprise--none more so than Sally Field as "Frog", the Bandit's main squeeze. In the film (and in the outtakes played at the end), Field seems edgy and defensive, which probably means she got a good look at this screenplay and felt trapped (an understandable reaction, but deadly in a comedy). Written by Jerry Belson and Brock Yates from a treatment by Michael Kane, the movie immediately gets off on the wrong foot with Field once again running out on a wedding (to Sheriff Justice's son for the second time). Seems she can't reach the Bandit, whose inflated ego and sense of self-importance has alienated all his friends. Moody, unhappy Burt Reynolds only perks up in his scenes with Dom DeLuise, but for the most part limps through these half-hearted proceedings like a celebrity on the downhill slide. Hal Needham's direction isn't any help (he's at the mercy of the woebegone script), but there is an elephant around for the occasional sight-gag--and Jackie Gleason in three roles. * from ****


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