You get one disc, dual side, with smokey one and two on one side, and the 3rd on the other.... i wish fans would understand that part 3 is a great Jackie Gleason movie... I guess if your only focusing on Burt Reynolds and Sally Feild, then you wont enjoy them..... but for this great price, its a great deal for all 3!
On the original Smokey and the Bandit the Enoses made a bet with the Bandit (Burt Reynolds) and Cledus (Jerry Reed) to go deliver lots of beer from Texarkana, Texas to Georgia and back within' 18 hours, I think that this movie is one of the best movies ever made and there are so many classic moments like high speed pursuits, police wrecks and good one liners from Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), plus the Bandit falls in love with Carrie (Sally Field) and she was supposed to marry Buford T. Justice's dimwitted son Junior, the highlights of the movie is when the top of Buford's car comes off or when Junior's hat falls off and Buford tells him that he hopes that his head was in it, what a good father he is.Read more ›
The best film in the group is the first, Smokey and the Bandit. (...) The film was helmed appropriately enough by longtime stuntman Hal Needham who keeps the action rolling. But it is the charismatic performers that make it a success. Burt Reynolds is at his confident best as the Bandit. He easily catches the eye of the adorable Sally Field. ("You Like me, you really, really like me") And even country singer Jerry Reed gives us some good comic relief when the romance begins to boil. But, it is the late, great Jackie Gleason's turn as the vulgar, grammatically challenged Justice that makes the film work and work well. He commits totally to bringing ole Buford alive and even makes logically challenged material work.
This simple story was one of the first films to topple the financial record held by GONE WITH THE WIND. Now, its numbers are nowhere to be found on that listing, but still it was an excellent feat. From its initial run, I'm sure Universal Pictures was ready to cash in with a sequel or two!
The whole crew returned for the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 2 (**) and the budget was increased. Everything looked great. Unfortunately, the script capitalizes on the wrong elements of its predecessor. It changes the films tone to be more like the CANNONBALL RUN films that would come out the following year.
Shockingly, the late Jackie Gleason, who was brilliant in the first film, takes a beating in this film, recycling Buford T Justice's dialogue from the first film ad nauseum.Read more ›