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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

Sheriff Justice is in two different cars during the scene when he is chasing the Bandit through the roller-coaster. This is denoted by disappearing and reappearing damage to the front end of Sheriff Justices car. See more »

Quotes

Carrie: [Gets angry at Bo and storms out of club ,he follows] That is it for you! You have had it! You're hooked! You're a fame junkie! They should give you intravenous feedings of People magazine and National Enquirer headlines!... And if you're a real good boy,they'll give you a Tonight Show enema!
'Bandit': [Confused by her attitude] What is the matter?
Carrie: [Ignores him and concludes before leaving] ... and if you weren't so dumb,they'd put you on Cross-Wits!
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Spoofs Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford), John Durrill (as J. Durrill) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers (as The Sons of the Pioneers)
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Not that great
21 July 2004 | by See 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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