History Film / SmokeyAndTheBandit

27th May '16 2:47:03 AM Mdumas43073
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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 action comedy directed by Hal Needham, starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed (who also sang the film's theme song, "East Bound and Down"). It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie.

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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 action comedy film directed by Hal Needham, starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed (who also sang the film's theme song, "East Bound and Down"). It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie.
27th May '16 2:46:52 AM Mdumas43073
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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 action comedy starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who also sang the film's theme song "East Bound and Down". It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie.

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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 action comedy directed by Hal Needham, starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who Reed (who also sang the film's theme song song, "East Bound and Down".Down"). It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie.
27th May '16 2:44:57 AM Mdumas43073
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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 movie starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who also sang the film's theme song "East Bound and Down". It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie. The plot revolves around truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Reynolds), who is offered $80,000 to bootleg four hundred cases of Coors beer from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texarkana, Texas]] to the Southern Classic truck rodeo in Georgia within 28 hours. The Bandit recruits fellow trucker Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Reed) to make the journey with him, with the Bandit's [[CoolCar Pontiac Firebird Trans Am]] acting as a spotter for Snowman's rig. On the journey back, the Bandit picks up a RunawayBride named Carrie (Field), making him the target of the jilted groom's father, [[CorruptHick Sheriff Buford T. Justice]] (Gleason). {{Hilarity|Ensues}} and a chase across the South ensue.

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''Smokey and the Bandit'' is a 1977 movie action comedy starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who also sang the film's theme song "East Bound and Down". It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie.

The plot revolves around truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Reynolds), who is offered $80,000 to bootleg four hundred cases of Coors beer from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texarkana, Texas]] to the Southern Classic truck rodeo in Georgia within 28 hours. The Bandit recruits fellow trucker Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Reed) to make the journey with him, with the Bandit's [[CoolCar Pontiac Firebird Trans Am]] acting as a spotter for Snowman's rig. On the journey back, the Bandit picks up a RunawayBride named Carrie (Field), making him the target of the jilted groom's father, [[CorruptHick Sheriff Buford T. Justice]] (Gleason). {{Hilarity|Ensues}} and a chase across the South ensue.
27th May '16 2:44:21 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the other star.]] ]]

'''''Smokey and the Bandit''''' is a 1977 movie starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who also sang the film's theme song "East Bound and Down". It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie. The plot revolves around truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Reynolds), who is offered $80,000 to bootleg four hundred cases of Coors beer from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texarkana, Texas]] to the Southern Classic truck rodeo in Georgia within 28 hours. The Bandit recruits fellow trucker Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Reed) to make the journey with him, with the Bandit's [[CoolCar Pontiac Firebird Trans Am]] acting as a spotter for Snowman's rig. On the journey back, the Bandit picks up a RunawayBride named Carrie (Field), making him the target of the jilted groom's father, [[CorruptHick Sheriff Buford T. Justice]] (Gleason). {{Hilarity|Ensues}} and a chase across the South ensue.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:300:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the other star.]] ]]

'''''Smokey ''Smokey and the Bandit''''' Bandit'' is a 1977 movie starring Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/SallyField, Jackie Gleason, and country singer Jerry Reed, who also sang the film's theme song "East Bound and Down". It is the TropeCodifier of the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative "Moonshiner on the run from Corrupt Hick cops"]] movie. The plot revolves around truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Reynolds), who is offered $80,000 to bootleg four hundred cases of Coors beer from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texarkana, Texas]] to the Southern Classic truck rodeo in Georgia within 28 hours. The Bandit recruits fellow trucker Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Reed) to make the journey with him, with the Bandit's [[CoolCar Pontiac Firebird Trans Am]] acting as a spotter for Snowman's rig. On the journey back, the Bandit picks up a RunawayBride named Carrie (Field), making him the target of the jilted groom's father, [[CorruptHick Sheriff Buford T. Justice]] (Gleason). {{Hilarity|Ensues}} and a chase across the South ensue.
20th May '16 11:16:28 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* BuffySpeak: Frog's comprehension of CB lingo leaves a bit to be desired.
-->I got the metal to the petal and the thing to the floor!
8th Jan '16 6:27:55 PM dmcreif
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* HollywoodLaw: Sheriff Buford T. Justice is under the impression that being in 'hot pursuit' means that he has the authority to pursue the Bandit wherever he goes. That's not exactly how it works. That part of the hot pursuit doctrine does grant him the authority to chase Bandit over the county line (it was written so the police would not be hamstrung by red tape when dealing with criminals who immediately cross the border to another jurisdiction). He would not have the authority to continue chasing him all the way across that county and into the next, and the next, and the next, and the next, ultimately resulting in a chase across multiple ''states''. There is a point where Buford would be obliged to turn over the chase to people with either local jurisdiction for that region (the other local sheriffs) or simply a wider jurisdiction (state police or the FBI). Though even ''that'' could cause some potential difficulties, as at the beginning of the chase Buford didn't even have any proof that Bandit was doing anything illegal (yes, he ''was'' hauling several hundred cases of beer that was illegal to ship in bulk to that part of the country at the time, but Buford didn't know that), he was chasing the man for purely personal reasons. ''Making the entire pursuit illegal even within Buford's own jurisdiction.''
23rd Dec '15 5:30:36 AM hullflyer
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* PlotHole: Buford never learns about the illegal cargo of beer; The Bandit never learns that Frog left Junior at the altar.

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* PlotHole: Buford never learns about the illegal cargo of beer; The Bandit never learns that the man that Frog left Junior at the altar.altar is Buford's son.
28th Nov '15 12:16:59 AM drakensis
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** A version of YourMom is a RunningGag with Buford and Junior--Buford insults Junior's mother, but she is of course Buford's wife.

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** A version of YourMom is a RunningGag with Buford and Junior--Buford insults Junior's mother, but she is of course Buford's wife. Then again, "There is no way - no WAY - that you sprang from my loins."
14th Nov '15 1:19:54 AM KenKevinStriker
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[[caption-width-right:350:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the ''other'' star.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the ''other'' other star.]] ]]
14th Nov '15 1:16:43 AM KenKevinStriker
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[[caption-width-right:350:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the]] ''[[CoolCar other]]'' [[CoolCar star.]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The star of the movie with [[CoolCar the]] ''[[CoolCar other]]'' [[CoolCar the ''other'' star.]] ]]
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