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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 12 August 1983 (USA)
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Airs Fri. Jan. 25, 1:45 AM on IFC

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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.

Director:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The stunt driver double for Jerry Reed is a heavy-set man in contrast to Reed's slim build. This is because in an earlier version of the film, Jackie Gleason also played the role of the Bandit. The man was Gleason's double. See more »

Goofs

The stunt driver double for Jerry Reed is a heavy-set man in contrast to Reed's slim build. This is because in an earlier version of the film, Jackie Gleason also played the role of the Bandit. The man was Gleason's double. See more »

Quotes

Buford T. Justice: [sees the girl's breasts] Oof!
Girl at Picnic: What's wrong, Sheriff?
Buford T. Justice: I haven't seen anything like that since I was a little baby.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Originally filmed as Smokey IS the Bandit, with Jackie Gleason playing both Sheriff Buford T. Justice and the Bandit. Most of the film was reshot with Jerry Reed taking on the dual role of The Bandit and Cletus. See more »

Connections

References Patton (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Dixie
Written and Performed by Larry Cansler
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User Reviews

 
Absolutely sucked...
5 January 2005 | by charliec1989See all my reviews

This absolutely sucked...and I'm still wondering how in the world it got a PG rating. The first Smokey was great, and the second one was still pretty good...better than most sequels anyway. I thought that Smokey 3 would be a fun movie simply because of the first two. I am also very pleased to know that Burt Reynolds had no part in this film; if he did, I would be ashamed. What really got me though was all the nudity and sexuality. It was completely ridiculous and could have been completely taken out of the movie, and you wouldn't have missed a thing. Unfortunately, it appears that Smokey and the Bandit too had become subject to the raunchy sexuality of the times. It truly was a waste of my time, and I wish it had never been made.


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