Get ready to tear up the highway with the Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a fun-loving, fast-talking trucker who takes on his craziest haul yet - delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours. With Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) hot on his trail and eager to teach him some respect for the law, the Bandit joins forces with good ol' boy, Cledus (Jerry Reed) and runaway bride Carrie (Sally Field). Gear up for huge laughs, pedal-to-the-metal action, and some of the wildest car crashes ever filmed!
It's easy to assume this is just another dumb redneck comedy from Burt Reynolds's years of underachievement. But it's not bad as a dumb redneck comedy at all. Directed by career stuntman Hal Needham, Smokey and the Bandit is just a goofy chase starring a bunch of Reynolds's Hollywood cronies. New to the job as film boss, Needham brings a silly but energized sensibility to the production and an action man's need to see things moving. But he also has a distinctive feeling for relationships, and he's good with a joke. Put all that together, and Smokey is, at the very least (and unlike its sequels), a simple and original pleasure. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French and Spanish subtitles, and cast and crew bios. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful story, cast, and music! I saw it on TV and remembered seeing it at the "show house". Read morePublished 9 months ago by blackrock woman
Watched this yrs ago... Great movie for fun and entertainment. This was my first movie i ever watched in a theatrePublished 13 months ago by Lionel
I remember watching this movie on VHS when i was younger, it was awesome then and its even better now. Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason have the best back and forth in this movie. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bolder
I need to get hold of the person I purchased this dvd from. Very important that I talk to them.Published on July 18 2013 by Daphne White
Received in excellent shape as usual. The updated audio and blu-ray image is a great bonus for this flick. Good classic car chase movie, Burt hamming it up. Fun movie!Published on Dec 18 2012 by Pedro_333
Item arrived very quickly. My boy friend has an affinity to this movie as he is an original owner of the car and has it in VHF. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2012 by Mary M.