The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.


Hal Needham


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Bandit
Jackie Gleason ... Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice
Jerry Reed ... Cledus
Dom DeLuise ... Doc
Sally Field ... Carrie
Paul Williams ... Little Enos
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos
David Huddleston ... John Conn
Mike Henry ... Junior
John Anderson ... Governor
Brenda Lee ... Nice Lady
Phil Balsley Phil Balsley ... Self (as The Statler Brothers)
Lew DeWitt Lew DeWitt ... Self (as The Statler Brothers)
Don Reid Don Reid ... Self (as The Statler Brothers)
Harold Reid ... Self (as The Statler Brothers)


It's been a few years since Cletus and the Bandit made their famous 28-hour run to Texas for a few cases of Coors. Bandit is now a washed-up has-been living in the past, until Big Enos and Little Enos make him another offer: Transport a live Elephant across country in 3 days or less. Written by Afterburner <>

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Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, and Jackie Gleason are back and even better than ever in "Smokey & The Bandit II". See more »


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Around the 23 minute mark Burt Reynolds breaks the fourth wall when he looks into the camera and says "She still loves me" referring to Sally Field's character Carrie (Frog). See more »


The sheriff's car gets caught on the lift bridge, falls in to the river and in moments is back on the chase. See more »


Terry Bradshaw: [Bandit drives along the sideline and pulls up next to Terry Bradshaw] Hi, Bandit. Hi, Frog.
Carrie: Hi, Terry.
'Bandit': Hey, I need a favor.
Terry Bradshaw: You always do.
'Bandit': Yeah. Uh, do you still got your ranch in Shreveport?
Terry Bradshaw: You betcha.
'Bandit': [Points] Now, I don't have to tell you who that is.
Terry Bradshaw: [Sees Smokey's police car drive onto the football field] Haha, Buford T. Justice.
'Bandit': Could you hold him up for a while?
Terry Bradshaw: Oh, I'd be glad to. Hey Joe!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

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Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »


Do You Know You Are My Sunshine
Written by Don Reid (as D. Reid) and Harold Reid (as H. Reid)
Sung by The Statler Brothers
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Jackie Freakin' Gleason, Baby!
6 February 2011 | by Jayfarr1975See all my reviews

Man, you people are way too uptight about this movie. I laughed my ass off. Jackie Gleason is Gold in this movie! Easily the best line in the movie to me is when Sheriff Justice follows the Bandit into the Pittsburgh Steelers practice and asks Terry Bradshaw to help slow him down and so Bradshaw tells "Mean" Joe Green to "tackle That Car" , he gets in front of Justice's car and Justice says to him, " Get outta my way or you'll have a penalty flag hangin' outta yo ass!" I'm laughing my ass off as I'm writing this, Gleason is priceless in this movie and makes it worth checking out. Gleason's one-liners are so funny! Justice on the C.B. to The Bandit: Hello you handsome sombitch! Another time: Hello lollipop! Just classic. The movie is whatever, but who cares. That Trans-Am is pretty cool too.

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Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Have a Baby See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,883,835, 17 August 1980

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