Big Enos and Little Enos have opened a seafood restaurant and want to promote it in their usual fashion. The Bandit is unavailable this time, though, so they enlist Buford. "Trigger" is brought out of mothballs, a large fish is strapped to the roof of the car, and the new Bandit is on his way on another wild cross-country run. But where there is the Bandit, there is Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Written by
Jason A. Cormier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pull out the stops. To heck with the cops. Someone's making out like a bandit.
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Did You Know?
Originally titled "Smokey Is the Bandit Part 3", with Jackie Gleason
playing both Sheriff Justice and The Bandit. Test audiences disliked seeing Gleason as The Bandit and parts of the film were re-shot with Jerry Reed
reprising his role of Cledus who was now the new "Bandit". Gleason's scenes as The Bandit have never surfaced but one publicity still of Gleason dressed as The Bandit has been found. Reportedly, Gleason said at this early time: "This picture is much better than the other two 'Smokeys'. There are more laughs. I write everything I do, but I don't take any screen credit - just the money." See more
The stunt driver double for Jerry Reed
is a heavy-set man in contrast to Reed's slim build. This is because in an earlier version of the film, Jackie Gleason
also played the role of the Bandit. The man was Gleason's double. See more
Hey, Cledus, you forgot the mustard.
Music by Lee Greenwood
Plays when Cledus pulls out in the Trans-Am as the Bandit See more