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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ...
Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ...
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Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell ...
Lester
Kari Lizer ...
Cindy
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Harold
Kedric Wolfe ...
Deputy Bentley
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Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
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Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ...
Abu Habib Bibubu
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Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey ...
Short Arab
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Glen Wilson
Linda Gary ...
Woman Sheriff
Adriana Shaw ...
Woman Deputy
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Storyline

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Follow That Car  »

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Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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14 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cursed be you, Burt Reynolds.

Because of "Smokey and the Bandit", the movie-going public has been forced to slog through millions of pale imitations of the same product, all to make a buck.

Which brings us to "Smokey Bites the Dust"; which, I think, DID earn at least a buck.

Meaning it broke even with its budget.

From the beginning scene where we see the Smokey of the title drinking from a baby bottle with booze in it while waiting for speeders in Backwater, USA, I knew I was in for a slow downhill ride to nowhere. I was right.

If one county, let alone backwoods town actually had this many car crashes in the course of one day, they could very well become the scrap metal center of the known world. As it turns out, this entire movie IS the scrap (minus the "s") center of the known world all by itself.

Gale Ann Hurd produced this when she was young and foolish. We all gotta start somewhere, I suppose.

One star. Plus half a star for the dumb jock football player.


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