Film and Plot Synopsis
Bandit and the Snowman take a job for $80,000 from Big and Little Enos to bring 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana, Texas to a big party they are throwing in Atlanta, Georgia in 28 hours. Picking it up is simple the easy part. As they leave Texas, Bandit picks up a hitchhiking bride-to-be named Frog. She just left her groom, Junior, at the altar who is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Now Buford and Junior discover go on a “high-speed pursuit” across several states to catch the bandit, and bring Frog back to Junior.
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‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Movie Summary
Meanwhile, a woman named Carrie, played by Sallie Field, gets cold feet at her wedding to Junior, the simple-minded son of Sheriff Buford T Justice, played Jackie Gleason. She runs out of the church and flags down the first car she sees rocketing down the highway, which happens to be the Bandit. He picks her up and speeds of again. The two exchange friendly banter as Frog, Carrie’s new nickname the Bandit has given her, changes out of her wedding dress and into something more comfortable.
This doesn’t sit well with Sherriff Buford T Justice, who is not going to be embarrassed in front of his family and town. He sets out with Junior in hot pursuit. Through smashed police cars, barroom brawls, and a blossoming love affair, the incensed Sherriff follows the group across state lines all the way back to Georgia.
Eventually, the Bandit wins the bet, gets the girl, and makes Buford T look like a complete fool. The movie ends with the Bandit, Snowman, and Frog speeding off after accepting Big and Little Enos’ double or nothing bet for some Boston Clam Chowder. The inept Sheriff still following behind.
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