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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Released: 1977
Genre: action, comedy, Movie
Director: Hal Needham
Starring: Jerry Reed, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds,,
Run time: 96 min
IMDb: 6.9/10
Country: USA

Synopsis

Storyline:
Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a “high-speed pursuit” across the Southeast to catch the bandit.
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User Reviews: It all has already said but then.. I also used to drive 18 wheelers in my previous life and this movie and the actors / actresses show nicely how it plays on road ( mostly ). So – not a great movie art but fun if you take it that way. Also already said but CB’s can be useful, todays rigs have cell phones, satellite phones, GPS, etc.. but at that time it was who you know and know where you are. Sally Fields is always a delight, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, etc.. very fun acting. This movie has some old fashioned touch that is missing from too many ( assumed fun ) action movies today – also the effects are not as bad as in many todays movies, tire noise on gravel doesn’t sound like tires on asphalt, stunts don’t look like computer simulations and so on. Enjoy and dream driving..