Smokey and the Bandit (Special Edition)
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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.
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The movie begins as the Bandit (Burt Reynolds) takes a $80,000 bet to see whether he can haul off about 600 cases of beer from Texarkana, Texas to somewhere in Georgia within' 18 hours and he brings his buddy Cledus (Jerry Reed) to drive the semi truck so he can haul off the beer while the cops (better known as the Smokey's) can concentrate on just the Bandit and the Bandit buys a brand new Trans Am, then he meets up with a runaway bride (Sally Field) and Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) is on their tail cause she ditch Buford's dimwitted son Junior and boy wouldn't it be funny if every cop was as dumb as Junior?
There are some other great moments throughout the film like Buford driving through a pole and the top of the car comes on, or when the police cars collided into each other and a trucker crashes into the open door of Buford's car and he gets all angry, if you like high speed chase movies or fast cars then you'll like Smokey and the Bandit, I wouldn't recommend watching the sequels unless if you really enjoyed watching this movie and they don't come close to how good this movie is although I do kind of like watching Smokey and the Bandit 3, if you're on a budget then I would get the Smokey and the Bandit pursuit pack which generally costs around $17-$20 and it's less expensive than buying Smokey and the Bandit 1 and 2 separately.
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I just loved Smoky and the Bandit, it was so funny and even though it is an older dvd it made a 74 year old woman laugh while watching it with her family. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
great movie just a classic , saw this at the drive in when it first came outPublished 4 months ago by steve frame
Ce film avec Burt Reynolds sera toujours pour moi un de ces premier film que j'ai vu a la télé et que l'histoire de ce film sera toujours drolePublished 5 months ago by jawa74
Wonderful story, cast, and music! I saw it on TV and remembered seeing it at the "show house". Read morePublished 16 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 20 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 on Aug. 3 2013 by Bolder