A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge.
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
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
At the 0:16 mark when Bandit is sitting by the Texarkana sign,you can see that the Trans-Am has the 1976 Honeycomb wheels and not the 1977 Snowflake wheels. See more »
Just before Cledus breaks through the police car barricade, the 2 cops who had been standing there have disappeared. See more »
[walks up the steps to Cletus's house, where his wife, whose hair is in huge curlers, is standing in the doorway]
Well, well, well, hello, Beautiful.
[she stares at him with a stern look on her face]
How about 'Gorgeous?'
You can't have him.
Well, obviously, *you* can.
[indicates the gaggle of kids]
What are you tryin' to do, start another race?
[pushes past her and into the house]
Look, you got Cledus in jail once! Leave us alone!
One of the Snow kids:
[climbs on Bandit's back]
Hi, Uncle Bandit!
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The TV print needed extensive overdubbing to reduce the amount of profanity. In particular, Jackie Gleason's expression "Sum-bitch!" was replaced with "Scum-bum." This new word became a popular catch phrase with kids after the film made its TV debut. See more »
"Smokey and the Bandit" may be Burt Reynolds' best movie. At least it's certainly one of his most memorable. In it, he plays good ol' boy the Bandit, the classic speed demon outlaw, driving flat out through five states and back on one wild and crazy beer run. This movie has lots of laughs and action. It also offers a look into the culture of CB radio, which was a huge craze of the day. And who could forget the Great One, Jackie Gleason's hilarious portrayal of Sheriff Buford T. Justice, the bombastic, persistent lawman from Texas. "Smokey" will always be a comedy classic, and that's a big 10-4!
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