Smokey And The Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit¬†is a 1977 American¬†road¬†action comedy film¬†starring¬†Burt Reynolds,¬†Sally Field,¬†Jackie Gleason,¬†Jerry Reed,¬†Pat McCormick,¬†Paul Williams¬†and¬†Mike Henry. The directorial debut of¬†stuntman¬†Hal Needham, the film follows Bo “Bandit” Darville (Reynolds) and Cledus “Snowman” Snow (Reed), two¬†bootleggers¬†attempting to illegally transport 400 cases of¬†Coors beer¬†from¬†Texarkana¬†to¬†Atlanta. While the Snowman drives the truck carrying the beer, the Bandit drives a¬†Pontiac Trans Am¬†to distract law enforcement (called blocking) and keep the attention off the Snowman. During their run, they are pursued by Texas county sheriff¬†Buford T. Justice¬†(Gleason).¬†Smokey and the Bandit¬†was the¬†second highest-grossing domestic film of 1977, with $300 million against a budget of $4.3 million (only¬†Star Wars¬†made a higher gross that year, earning $775.5 million). Sally Field and Burt Reynolds began a relationship after meeting on set.

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