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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 27 May 1977 (USA)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Hal Needham (story), Robert L. Levy (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Bandit
Sally Field ... Carrie
Jerry Reed ... Cledus
Mike Henry ... Junior
Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Patrolman at Traffic Jam
George Reynolds George Reynolds ... Branford
Macon McCalman ... Mr. B
Linda McClure Linda McClure ... Waynette
Susie Ewing ... Hot Pants (as Susan McIver)
Laura Lizer Sommers Laura Lizer Sommers ... Little Beaver (as Laura Lizer)
Michael Mann Michael Mann ... Branford's Deputy
Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson ... Sugar Bear
Ronnie Gay Ronnie Gay ... Georgia Trooper
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Storyline

Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a "high-speed pursuit" across the Southeast to catch the bandit. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a Slap-Bang 1,800 Mile Road Chase That Jams All 40 Channels With Laughs! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$126,737,428

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,737,428
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to director Hal Needham in the DVD Documentary, Pontiac gave them three Trans-Ams and two LeMans (Sheriff Justice's patrol car) for the film. Needham says that one of the Trans-Ams was completely destroyed during the famous bridge jump scene and that with all the damages the LeMans sustained, they eventually had to piece all three bodies together to make one LeMans See more »

Goofs

During the roadblock scene in front of the store the wide shot shows all 3 cruisers are Plymouth Fury's. However the cruiser that backs up striking the passing cruiser rolling it downhill is a Pontiac Bonneville. See more »

Quotes

Buford T. Justice: And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway.
[begins to turn away, then returns]
Buford T. Justice: Oh, you can THINK about it... but don't do it!
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Alternate Versions

For the 2006 "Special Edition" Region 1 DVD release, the film finally obtains a non-monaural sound track. However, to achieve a modern-sounding Dolby 5.1 track, most of the sound effects (screeching brakes, revving engines, etc.) have been completely replaced with re-recorded effects. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Commando Ninja (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legend
By Jerry Reed
Sung by Jerry Reed
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User Reviews

An outright classic
7 November 2001 | by purr-fect2See all my reviews

This movie brings back the memories. Back when a time was simple and movies were just plain ole fun. A lot of the stuff in the movie is lost on today's generation, but I could laugh for hours. Such classic one-liners and of course it was in a time when Coors beer could not be bought east of Mississippi. Always want what ya can't have. Anyways, I watch it everytime it comes on tv, but of course, the real thing is BEST!


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