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.
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Bandit (Brian Bloom), a man's man who enjoys driving his fast car and living the free-and-easy life and occasional interludes with fast women, gets an unexpected and unwelcome visit from ... See full synopsis »
An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this ... See full summary »
TV version of "Smokey and The Bandit". This episode co-starred Kathy Ireland as a model, running from a man who wants money that she has. She gets a ride from The Bandit. They stop at a gas... See full summary »
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
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This is the only 'Smokey and the Bandit' feature to be shot in a 2.35:1 wide screen process (Panavision). See more »
As the "Bandit" and Buford drive into the stunt show, the sign outside the gate says "Mississippi State Fair". The next scene shows that they are actually on the racetrack at Hialeah Speedway in Hialeah Florida. See more »
I get to be the bandit? I don't have to drive the truck, don't have to haul anything but my ass?
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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 »
USA cable network broadcast an alternate version of this film with additional footage (Jerry and Colleen) and more dialogue. For some reason, all the vocals in these "new" scenes had been overdubbed See more »
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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