Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

DVD | Special edition.
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Reynolds, "The Bandit", accepts a challenge to pick up a truckload of beer in Texarkana and bring it back to Atlanta within 28 hours for a $80,000 reward.
Edition: Special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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Best Film Editing Nominee, 1977

gord_ma May 26, 2017

A hilarious drive from Texarkana to Atlanta powered by Coors, a 6.6 litre V8, a most muscular moustache, cheeseburgers, and the thrill of the chase.

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Jan 28, 2019

This movie didn't age very well.


Nov 28, 2018

Not a great movie, despite the young Burt and Sally. The best line in the movie was the guy saying "far out" when Jerry runs over the bikes. Jackie Gleason was a much better actor than this, as seen in "The Hustler" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight". They all had fun obviously, but I bet Sally wishes it would disappear. Glad I didn't spend money on it back in the 70's.

gord_ma May 26, 2017

A hilarious drive from Texarkana to Atlanta powered by Coors, a 6.6 litre V8, a most muscular moustache, cheeseburgers, and the thrill of the chase.

Oct 31, 2015

Everyone must see this once in their lives. A classic that is just fun to watch!

Aug 06, 2015

An all-time favorite, because the character touches are right: Burt Reynolds & Sally Field are at their most winsome; Jerry Reed is entirely believable, and there's a basset for good measure. Jackie Gleason almost steals the show. For a movie about driving fast, there's a surprising amount of dialog, as the characters negotiate their various circumstances. I'm not going to pretend it isn't a cartoony movie -- "The Dukes of Hazzard" simply copied most of it -- but it's got just the right mix of character, action & humor for me. 4/5 stars

Jul 25, 2015

If nothing else, Smokey And The Bandit was sure great advertising for pitching the likes of - (1) Coors beer (400 cases of it). (2) Jerry Reed's songs. (3) GM's Trans-Am "Firebird" (vrroom! vrroom!).

With the exception of some pretty decent driving stunts, as well as some equally impressive car collisions (thrown in for good measure), Smokey And The Bandit's story was all just pure "cliche-city" (country-style, that is).

Remembering that this film was made back in the late-1970s - Every American, badass, cowboy, white-trash, trucker-talking stereotype was crammed into this picture in a frantic attempt to generate some much-needed laughs. But, when it finally came down to actually delivering any genuine chuckles, they, of course, were few and far between.

What also lost "Smokey" some serious points was the truly horrible "romance" that blossomed between Bandit (Reynolds) and Carrie (Fields). Boy, I'm tellin' ya - The rapport between these 2 was, without a doubt, a trite and sickening sight to behold.

Directed by former stuntman, Hal Needham (in his first film sitting in the director's chair), Smokey And The Bandit (whose budget was approx. $4 million) was one of the top 4 grossing films of 1977, raking in a whopping $300 million at the box-office.

Mar 25, 2014

Jerry Reed was great !

aaa5756 Jun 28, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

mrsgail5756 Jun 27, 2012

The DVD was okay – but not one of my favorites.

orange_moose_16 Jun 26, 2012

very funny movie..never gets old

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