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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 15 August 1980 (USA)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bandit
... Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice
... Cledus
... Doc
... Carrie
... Little Enos
... Big Enos
... John Conn
... Junior
... Governor
Brenda Lee ... Nice Lady
Phil Balsley ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Lew DeWitt ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
Don Reid ... Himself (as The Statler Brothers)
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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The Bandit is back and better than ever! See more »

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Action | Comedy

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15 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey and the Bandit Have a Baby  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,883,835, 17 August 1980

Gross USA:

$66,132,626
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlotte, the Asian elephant in Smokey and the Bandit II, was portrayed by an elephant named Cora. Cora was owned by Bill and Cindy Morris of Elephant Encounter. Bill was a second generation elephant trainer. He and Cora literally grew up together. Both of his sons have also worked add elephant trainers. Sadly, Bill passed away suddenly back in 2015. Their last two elephants, Cora and Shannon went to live out their years at Topeka Zoo in Kansas. Cora is nearly 60 years old now. See more »

Goofs

As the Bendit prepares to leave after setting up the diversion with Terry Bradshaw, you can see two crew members and a piece of equipment reflected in the driver side door. Look for a man wearing a blue wind breaker jacket and sunglasses to be reflected in the car. See more »

Quotes

Junior: You know, Daddy, I don't think the Bandit's really bad. I think the trouble is he just got in with real bad company.
Buford T. Justice: Bad company? Let me tell ya somethin', Junior. When you raid a cathouse, you take the piano player too.
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Charlotte's Web
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford), John Durrill (as J. Durrill) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
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Blown opportunity
16 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Smokey and the Bandit II" is a blown opportunity. I am not a big fan of sequels because they generally just repeat the same formula of the original. Here is no exception. But what bothers me is of ALL the ideas they could use they pick transporting an elephant? And why make the Bandit down on his luck? We want to see him on top of the world in the spoils of wealth from the first film. But all we get to see are he and Sally Field fighting. Jackie Gleason is good but the resurrection of some of his classic characters though nice, is totally unnecessary to the film. A big disappointment.


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