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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

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Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge.

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Dick Lowry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Buford T. Justice
Jerry Reed ... Cledus Snow / 'Bandit'
Paul Williams ... Little Enos Burdette
Pat McCormick ... Big Enos Burdette
Mike Henry ... Junior Justice
Colleen Camp ... Dusty Trails
Faith Minton Faith Minton ... Tina
Burt Reynolds ... The Real Bandit
Sharon Anderson Sharon Anderson ... Police Woman
Silvia Arana Silvia Arana ... Latin Woman
Alan Berger Alan Berger ... Hippie
Ray Bouchard ... Purvis R. Beethoven (as Raymond Bouchard)
Connie Brighton Connie Brighton ... Girl #1
Earl Houston Bullock Earl Houston Bullock ... Flagman
Ava Cadell ... Blonde
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Storyline

Big Enos and Little Enos have opened a seafood restaurant and want to promote it in their usual fashion. The Bandit is unavailable this time, though, so they enlist Buford. "Trigger" is brought out of mothballs, a large fish is strapped to the roof of the car, and the new Bandit is on his way on another wild cross-country run. But where there is the Bandit, there is Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Pull out the stops. To heck with the cops. Someone's making out like a bandit. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smokey is the Bandit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,728,060, 14 August 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,678,950
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was one of two sequels that Jackie Gleason starred in and released during 1983 which were both plagued by not featuring original cast members. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) did not star Burt Reynolds and Sally Field whilst The Sting II (1983) did not star Robert Redford and Paul Newman. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the jump through Big Enos' milk truck, we see Buford and Junior driving past some high-voltage power lines on their trek across Florida to Texas. This stretch of road is US Highway 27 across western Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Southern Florida. The power lines appear to be on Buford's right side, which suggests he is driving on US-27 South towards Miami, when they should be driving North to get to Texas. Clearly Buford is driving in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Buford T. Justice: Follow that sum bitch.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, a cast montage consisting of the movie's footage appear on the right side of the screen, with a still photo of Buford T. Justice saluting. The "This Motion Picture" disclaimer appears on the left side of the screen, even though there is nothing else taking up space. See more »

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Referenced in The Middle: Major Changes (2011) See more »

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Buford T. Justice
Written and Performed by Ed Bruce
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I was an extra during the boat scene
31 July 2006 | by tmanchesterSee all my reviews

I was in HS at the time and part of a 200 piece marching band there for the shark presentation. I can't tell you how many takes were shot to get that immortal scene forever saved on celluloid. I'm honored to have such an indelible mark on cinematic history.

The main thing I remember is that there was always a grip following Mr. Gleason around with a directors chair, and he would slide it under his butt as he started to squat down. I don't know if he was that frail or that pompous, but we all took note of it.

That, and all of the bikini clad girls on the boat. Nothing holds the attention of adolescent boys better that hot models in bikinis (and they were hot for their day).

I gave it a 3, since I've yet to see it after all these years. Now that I shoot some movie sets for my company (http://www.thomasmanchester.com photography) I wish I could go back as an observer and re live all of that kitsch.


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