Smokey and the bandit book
Smokey Bandit - AbeBooksSign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. This event started a partnership with Burt Reynolds at the time the biggest movie star in the world that spanned five films, including Hooper , and The Cannonball Run. Needham and Reynolds also made sequels to Smokey and the Bandit , and The Cannonball Run , but while not nearly as good as the originals, who could blame them for going back to the well and trying again? And it must be done within twenty-eight hours…or fail and receive nothing. Humiliated by the Bandit, the Sheriff and his son give chase throughout the rest of the film. Trans Am sales exploded from 68, in to 93, a year later. Apparently a lot of people wanted a car with a fiery bird on the hood, or wanted to pretend to be the Bandit.
The Adventures of Smokey and the Bandit
On Thursday, September 6, , Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds died at 82, reportedly from cardiac arrest. When remembering his impact in the movie industry, the American classic Smokey and the Bandit immediately comes to mind. While today it's hard not to picture Burt without his iconic mustache and cowboy hat, his memoir But Enough About Me reveals that he was actually told not to do the movie. At the time, Burt was already a rising name after starring in Deliverance. As he writes in his book, his agent advised him to do more films like Deliverance instead of a "screwball comedy. The story goes that Hal approached him with the "script" for the flick, which was handwritten on yellow pads. Hal wrote on Fortune that he was inspired to pen the film after a driver captain on set of Burt's movie Gator brought some Coors beer with him from California and asked Hal to hold a few cases of it in his hotel room.
The film was the directorial debut of stuntman Hal Needham. The film follows Bo "Bandit" Darville Reynolds and Cledus "Snowman" Snow Reed , two bootleggers , as they attempt to drive from Atlanta to Texarkana , pick up cases of Coors beer , and illegally transport it back to Atlanta in 28 hours or less. While Snow drives the truck carrying the beer, the Bandit drives a Pontiac Trans Am to distract law enforcement and keep the attention off Snow. During their run, they are relentlessly pursued by Buford T. Justice Gleason , a blusterous Texas county sheriff. Smokey and the Bandit was the second highest-grossing domestic film of , second only to Star Wars , the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy. Wealthy Texan Big Enos Burdette and his son Little Enos seek a trucker willing to bootleg Coors beer to Georgia for their refreshment; Big Enos has sponsored a racer in Atlanta's Southern Classic and wants to celebrate in style when he wins.
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The film is the sequel to the film Smokey and the Bandit. Early video releases and TV broadcasts also used this title, but in more recent years most have reverted to the original U. It was followed by another sequel three years later, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 , in which Reynolds only made a brief cameo appearance , and Sally Field did not appear. Justice Jackie Gleason in hot pursuit once again. After a failed attempt to get the outgoing governor's endorsement, Big Enos overhears him on the phone ordering a crate in Miami to be delivered in nine days to the Republican National Convention in Dallas. Cledus accepts on Bandit's behalf, but adds that Big Enos should give them half in advance, to which they agree.