Lunchtime Movie Review

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Episode #12

Universal Pictures released Smokey and the Bandit to theaters on May 27, 1977. Hal Needham directs the film which stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed.

Smokey and the Bandit Movie Summary

Once upon a time, truckers were as cool as the Kardashians, and the ‘Kim’ of the group was one Bo Darville, a trucking-legend-for-hire known as the Bandit, played by Burt Reynolds. He is cornered by Big and Little Enos Burdette and offered $80,000 to bring 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana, Texas to a big party they are throwing in Atlanta, Georgia in 28 hours.

The problem? It is illegal to ship the beer east of Texas. The Bandit hatches a plan to distract Smokeys in a sweet 1977 black Pontiac Trans Am while his buddy, the Snowman, played by country singing legend, Jerry Reed, drives the truck with the illegal cargo. It’s a simple enough plan, and off they go.

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.

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Universal Pictures released Smokey and the Bandit to theaters on May 27, 1977. Hal Needham directs the film which stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed.

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