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Smokey and the Bandit Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

"Smokey," aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice ([[Performer~P27204~Jackie Gleason~jackiegleason]]), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie ([[Performer~P89714~Sally Field~sallyfield]]). The Bandit ([[Performer~P108069~Burt Reynolds~burtreynolds]]), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It's important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the Mississippi River without a permit; if we don't note that, then the plot won't make sense at times. Already in danger of arrest from redneck lawmen like Buford T. Justice, Bandit furthers his chances at a stiff jail term when he offers a ride to Carrie, who hopes to escape her unwanted wedding to Justice's boy. The rest of the film is one long chase; not quite as subtle as a Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, not quite as restrained as a [[Performer~P70872~Three Stooges~thethreestooges]] comedy. Universally panned by critics upon its first release, Smokey and the Bandit reportedly pulled in just under $126 million and led to two sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 27, 1977

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Angelo Ross Best Editing 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sally Field Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1977 Nominee

Cast

Burt Reynolds
as Bandit
Sally Field
as Carrie
Jerry Reed
as Cledus
Jackie Gleason
as Sheriff Buford T. Justice
Mike Henry
as Junior
Paul Williams
as Little Enos
Pat McCormick
as Big Enos
Hank Worden
as Trucker
Susan McIver
as Hot Pants
Macon McCalman
as Mr. B
Lamar Jackson
as Sugar Bear
Sonny Shroyer
as Motorcycle Cop
Mel Pape
as Nude Smokey
George Reynolds
as Sheriff Branford
David Huddleston
Linda McClure
as Waynette Snow
Alfie Wise
as Traffic Jam Patrolman

Crew

Hal Needham
Director
Mort Engelberg
Producer
Charles Shyer
Screenwriter
Alan Mandel
Screenwriter
Bob Jessup
Cinematographer
Bobby Byrne
Cinematographer
Dick Feller
Songwriter
Dick Feller
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Justis
Composer (Music Score)
Jerry Reed
Songwriter
Jerry Reed
Composer (Music Score)
Byron Brandt
Editor
Angelo Ross
Editor
Mark Mansbridge
Art Director
Robert L. Levy
Executive Producer
Ray West
Sound/Sound Designer
David Shamroy Hamburger
First Assistant Director
George Bouillet
Camera Operator
Jennifer Shull
Casting
Guy del Russo
Makeup
Tom Ellingwood
Makeup
Stanley Brossette
Unit Publicist
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