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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 12 August 1983 (USA)
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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

Originally titled "Smokey and the Bandit Part 3: Smokey Is The Bandit", with Jackie Gleason playing both Sheriff Justice and The Bandit. Test audiences disliked seeing Gleason as The Bandit and parts of the film were re-shot with Jerry Reed reprising his role of Cledus who was now the new "Bandit". Gleason's scenes as The Bandit have never surfaced but one publicity still of Gleason dressed as The Bandit has been found. Reportedly, Gleason said at this early time: "This picture is much better than the other two 'Smokeys'. There are more laughs. I write everything I do, but I don't take any screen credit - just the money." See more »

Goofs

In one close-up scene with the sheriff in the car you see the cameraman's reflection in the windshield of him sitting on the hood. See more »

Quotes

Buford T. Justice: Junior, retirement is cat shit.
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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

Follows Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Ticket For The Wind
Performed by John Stewart
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They made more than one Smokey and the Bandit???
17 September 2004 | by buzz-92See all my reviews

As far as I'm concerned, "Smokey and the Bandit" had no sequels. The second movie was bad enough....a drunk, loser Bandit trying to get his act together. C'mon! That's not the guy from the first movie. Bandit was the hero, the guy everybody looked up to. He was in charge and had respect.

Then, they come out with "Smokey and the Bandit 3". Whose terrible idea was this? It was just a ridiculous farce with no plot, no story line, and really just a complete embarrassment. God, I love Jerry Reed, but why, brother, why did you make this movie??? Luckily, Burt turned it down as did Hal.

Hell, as bad as this movie was, maybe they should've cast Dom Deluise as the Bandit.


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