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Smokey and the Bandit ()


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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.

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Bandit
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Carrie
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Cledus
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Junior
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Little Enos
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Big Enos
Alfie Wise ...
Patrolman at Traffic Jam
George Reynolds ...
Branford
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Mr. B
Linda McClure ...
Waynette
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Hot Pants (as Susan McIver)
Laura Lizer Sommers ...
Little Beaver (as Laura Lizer)
Michael Mann ...
Branford's Deputy
Lamar Jackson ...
Sugar Bear
Ronnie Gay ...
Georgia Trooper
Quinnon Sheffield ...
Alabama Trooper
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Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Portague County
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Atkins ...
Man Little Enos pays off (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
Darin Chambers ...
State Police Tidwell (uncredited)
Curtis Credel ...
Country (uncredited)
David Donovan ...
Teen Car Thief (uncredited)
Michael Goodrow ...
Teenager in Hot Rod (uncredited)
James Huffman ...
Baby in Crowd (uncredited)
Pat Hustis ...
Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Trucker with the redhead (uncredited)
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Foxy Lady (uncredited)
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Trucker (uncredited)
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Member of M.C. Gang (uncredited)
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Trucker 'Silver Tongued Devil' (uncredited)
Mel Pape ...
Nude 'Smokey' (uncredited)
Bill Rampley ...
Policeman / Bodyguard (uncredited)
Bill Saito ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Cowboy Extra in Crowd Scene (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ...
DOT Inspector (uncredited)
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Teen Car Thief #2 (uncredited)
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Leader of the Gang (uncredited)
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Trucker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Hal Needham

Written by

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Hal Needham ... (story) &
Robert L. Levy ... (story)
 
James Lee Barrett ... (screenplay) and
Charles Shyer ... (screenplay) &
Alan Mandel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mort Engelberg ... producer
Robert L. Levy ... executive producer
Jules V. Levy ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Bill Justis
Jerry Reed

Cinematography by

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Bobby Byrne ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Walter Hannemann
Angelo Ross

Casting By

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Jennifer Shull

Art Direction by

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Mark W. Mansbridge ... (as Mark Mansbridge)

Set Decoration by

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Anthony C. Montenaro ... (as Tony Montenaro)

Makeup Department

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Guy Del Russo ... makeup artist
Tom Ellingwood ... makeup artist
Bren Plaistowe ... hair stylist
Jim Gillespie ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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James A. Westman ... unit production manager (as James Westman)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan Gibbs ... second unit director
David Hamburger ... first assistant director
Toby Lovallo ... second assistant director
James Quinn ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Anthony Magro ... sound editor
Dennis C. Salcedo ... optical sound re-recordist
John Speak ... sound
Ray West ... sound
Alsie L. Florence ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Arthur Brewer ... special effects (as Art Brewer)

Stunts

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Michael Barnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Bobby Bass ... stunts (uncredited)
Pamela Bebermeyer ... stunts (uncredited)
Janet Brady ... stunt double: Sally Field (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
David R. Ellis ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff ... stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited) / truck stunts (uncredited)
Bennie Moore ... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Orrison ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Orrison ... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Sargent ... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Gene Witham ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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George Bouillet ... director of photography: second unit
Robert C. Jessup ... director of photography: second unit (as Bob Jessup)
William D. Barber ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Lou Noto ... assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Tony Rivetti ... first assistant camera: shared "a" camera (uncredited)
Ted T. Sugura ... assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jerry Whittington ... location projectionist: Dailies (uncredited)

Music Department

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Al Teeter ... music editor
Carol Kaye ... musician: bass (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Gary Duncan ... stunt car preparation
Ken Peterson ... transportation captain
Jack Carpenter ... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Betsy Norton ... script supervisor
Stanley Brossette ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dick Delson ... publicist (uncredited)
Dale Echols ... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst ... equipment supplier (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Rich Sephton ... car modifications (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

Thanks

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George Busbee ... our thanks to: for their cooperation in making this film (as Governor George Busbee)
Ed Spivia ... our thanks to: for their cooperation in making this film
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Time to take to the road, for a quiet little drive in the country...or not. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bandit (United States)
  • Cours après moi shérif (France)
  • Ein ausgekochtes Schlitzohr (Germany)
  • Los caraduras (Spain)
  • Смоки и Бандит (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,300,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,728,060, 30 May 1977
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,602,173

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jackie Gleason said the cafe scene with himself and Burt Reynolds was not in the original story, it was Gleason's idea. See more »
Goofs In every shot of the Trans Am's speedometer, the odometer always shows effectively the same mileage, and the ignition is in the "off" position. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982). See more »
Soundtracks East Bound And Down See more »
Quotes Buford T. Justice: [to his son] There's no way, *no* way that you came from *my* loins. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is punch yo mamma in da mouth!
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