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      Smokey and the Bandit

      PG Released May 27, 1977 1 hr. 40 min. Comedy List
      72% 36 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 25 Buy Now

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      Not much in the head but plenty beneath the hood, Smokey and the Bandit is infectious fun with plenty of car wrecks to keep your eyes glued.

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      Barbara Love It! One of my favorite childhood movies! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/01/22 Full Review Wendall M A must see classic. Wish we had more movies like this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/01/22 Full Review Kimi M I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I reference it all the time! It's funny and fun to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review Rami A It's nothing special; It's just good entertainment. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Brent A 20% rating ... Not much under the hood of this rather dull storyline & simple characters. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Heinous A Only for Burt fans. If you're a Burt fan, you have my sympathy. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Smokey and the Bandit

      Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - The Snowman Is Comin' Through Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - The Snowman Is Comin' Through 3:00 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Oh, Look, a Football Game! Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Oh, Look, a Football Game! 2:46 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Daddy, the Top Came Off Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Daddy, the Top Came Off 1:21 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Jumping Mulberry Bridge Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Jumping Mulberry Bridge 2:58 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Runaway Bride Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Runaway Bride 1:44 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Hello, Smokey Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Hello, Smokey 2:35 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - That's an Attention Getter Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - That's an Attention Getter 2:20 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - For the Money, For the Glory, For the Fun Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - For the Money, For the Glory, For the Fun 2:22 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - A Real Challenge Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - A Real Challenge 2:30 Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Bye Bye Sheriff Justice Smokey and the Bandit: Official Clip - Bye Bye Sheriff Justice 1:48 View more videos

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      Ron Pennington Hollywood Reporter While the joke wears thin very quickly, there are a number of amusing sequences, which are combined with some exciting road action to provide a mildly entertaining - and totally mindless - film. May 21, 2018 Full Review Variety Staff Variety There is a parade of roadside set pieces involving many different ways to crash cars. May 5, 2008 Full Review Chris Peachment Time Out Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review David Elliott Chicago Daily News For me at least, the world of "Smokey" is stranger than the outer space of Star Wars... "Smokey" may be faintly memorable as the absolute pit of Jackie Gleason's career. Oct 3, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) What Jackie Gleason does in this film, not even the Deil would pardon. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 16, 2023 Full Review Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) One of the best pictures of its kind. Forget how sophisticated you are for 97 minutes and enjoy it. May 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit.
      Director
      Hal Needham
      Executive Producer
      Robert L. Levy
      Screenwriter
      Hal Needham, Robert L. Levy, James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel
      Distributor
      Universal Home Entertainment, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Rastar Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 27, 1977, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
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