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 »
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 »
Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... 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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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