General Information

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Released Year: 1977
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy
Directors: Hal Needham
Casts: Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Paul Williams, Jerry Reed, Laura Lizer Sommers, Pat McCormick, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Linda McClure, Susie Ewing, Michael Mann, Lamar Jackson, Ronnie Gay, Quinnon Sheffield
IMDB: Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - IMDB

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Time Out London -
The direction, by a former stuntman, concentrates on the action and happily leaves everyone to their own devices, with almost nothing to do. Field shows what natural acting is all about, and Reynolds' send-ups of himself are, despite repetition, becoming more likeable. Here his kidding around is exactly in tune with this fast-moving but essentially lazy vehicle.
The New York Times -
With Mr. Reynolds playing it cool and Mr. Gleason doing his burns and investing the film with a certain raunchy humor, the rest is up to the vehicles. And they don't do anything that hasn't been seen before.
TV Guide Magazine -
The stunts in Smokey are excellent but the comedy is numbing, and the acting is on a par with a junior high school production of Our Town. Even Gleason comes across badly, and that's a major feat. Adolph Coors and Sons must have been very happy to have a 97-minute commercial for their brew.

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a 'high-speed pursuit' across the Southeast to catch the bandit.