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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 »
1 win & 4 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 ... 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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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

After critics panned the film and his work as Director, Hal Needham took out a full page ad in 'Variety' depicting himself sitting on a wheelbarrow full of cash. See more »

Goofs

During the wedding, mountains are visible in the background. There are no hills or mountains visible from Texarkana, Texas. 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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Crazy Credits

During the Universal Pictures logo sequence, Trigger is chased by Buford T. Justice in an animated sequence. After they go out of sight, you hear a crash (with the Universal logo shaking) and the Bandit laughing! See more »

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Referenced in Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Here's Lookin' At You
Written by 'S. Atchley', John Durrill (as J. Durrill) and Sandy Pinkard (as S. Pinkard)
Sung by Mel Tillis
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It needed Olivier, it Got Kramden
25 May 2005 | by dgl1199See all my reviews

OK, I'm kidding. Hey, listen, this film is no strain to the synapses. It's another Hal Needham carwreck fest wrapped up in a really dumb plot that at times tries too hard. However, I find an odd entertainment value in this genus of southern cheese. An aging professional highway show-off, an even more annuated hick sheriff in hot pursuit, an oddly swift and resilient Trans Am, a very talented yet dumbed down leggy sidekick, a country singer turned epitomal southern truck driver, Dom Deluise, and an elephant. Add plenty of incompetent law enforcement officers and marlboro reds and you have the makings of one fine redneck cross-country chase movie. I don't know why but I actually enjoyed this. It's really about the stunts I think and when it comes to Hal Needham you never can have too many car crashes. In the spirit of Cannonball Run and the Dukes of Hazzard there is an odd appeal in watching good IL boys tear up backroads to the tune of Hank Williams and police sirens. And of course there's always a way out leaving a pile of police cruisers in the dust behind. It's an action flick and as such you shouldn't expect it to be anything other than what it is; it's just fun to watch. You may notice it does have some very talented actors so it begs the "what were you thinking doing this film?" question. Perhaps. But on face value it's all about the car chase. And who doesn't love a good car chase?


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