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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

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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.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Hal Needham (characters created by), Robert L. Levy (characters created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Lew DeWitt Lew DeWitt ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Don Reid Don Reid ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Harold Reid Harold Reid ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
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Storyline

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 <aburner@erols.com>

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It's another race against time for Burt, Sally and Jackie! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Have a Baby See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,883,835, 17 August 1980

Gross USA:

$66,132,626
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Buford T. Justice: Well, I've said it before and I'm going to say it again... There ain't no way, no way, that you could come from my loins.
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Extensive overdubbing was required for network TV broadcast, in particular replacing a good percentage of Jackie Gleason's dialogue with new lines spoken by an actor with a noticably higher voice. The recurring phrase "Sum-bitch!" became "Scum-bum!" (same as TV prints of the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977)). Even the bloopers at the end needed to be redubbed, with the phrase "your mother's ass" being changed to "your father's face"! See more »

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Highly Anticipated and Extremely Disappointing Sequel.
6 April 2010 | by gerard-21See all my reviews

The original Smokey and the Bandit was a monster of a film, finishing behind only Star Wars at the Box Office in 1977. It was one of the last movies seen by Elvis, who arranged a private viewing due to it's popularity. I myself, barely a teenager, saw it several times in the theater.

Now, when a sequel was announced, we all just knew it would pick up where the first one left off and follow the gang's exploits up to Boston and back to Georgia in 48 hours with clam chowder for the Enoses. But no, the producers and writers chose to create an entirely new exploit, which is basically a rehash of the route traveled in the first, but going in the other direction and pretty much at the speed limit! First off, the Enoses could have hired anyone for a lot less money, as obviously time was not of the essence. Afterall, after they accept the job, considerable time is spent getting the Bandit back into shape! Or did the writers expect us to believe it only took one day? They may have, considering they also threw in a scene where Burt, during his rehab outruns a racehorse. And what were they thinking having Carrie marrying Junior again? Sheriff Justice said at the end of the first he wasn't giving up his pursuit of Bandit, so he didn't need this motivation, again.

So, obviously, instead of a good ole' boy movie like the first, we have a cartoon with humans! See Jackie Gleason utter sombitch 6 dozen times! Hear Dom Deluise spout nonsensical Italian phrases! Watch truckers run over police cruisers with no regards to consequences (like causing lawman's death)! Become aghast at Jerry Reed turning into a tough guy life coach. Experience Burt Reynolds trying to show he has a heart! Look at Sally Field's expression of disdain for her agent! And don't miss the ending blooper reel!

This was the beginning of the end for Burt as he started becoming a caricature of himself. People began to view his movies as just an excuse for Burt and his buddies to get together and party while not having to bother themselves with any strenuous acting.


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