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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 15 August 1980 (USA)
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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 »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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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 ... 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 Harold Reid ... Self (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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Bandit is back and better than ever! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The final scene, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is driving a bus in pursuit of the Bandit. Jackie Gleason played Ralph Kramden in the Honeymooners, Ralph worked as a bus driver. The final scene is a nod to his Honeymooners character. See more »

Goofs

When Cledus is truck racing he is already in front, yet in the next shot he overtakes several trucks. Also, the trucks he overtakes are cab over style and in the wide shot there are none of those in the field of trucks directly around him. See more »

Quotes

Doc: Are you a doctor?
Doc: Not yet but I'm working on it, I got my green card, my license pendin.
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Crazy Credits

The final actor listed in the closing credits is "1980 TRANS AM ... Son of Trigger". See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Medicine (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

Not that great
21 July 2004 | by jgreen8824See all my reviews

As much as I liked the first movie, I find that I don't really like the second film. While the film had it's moments, especially with Jackie Gleason as Buford T. Justice, there really wasn't much to redeem this film.

Everything about the film seemed rather contrived, especially the comedy. The comedy seemed to be forced most of the time.

While I can watch the first film over and over and it never seems to get old for me, the second film wore out its welcome almost right away. I don't know, but maybe if they hadn't tried so hard with the second film to measure up to the first film it would have been better.


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,132,626
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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