Smokey and the Bandit

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

The first of the 'Citizens Band' movies to reach Britain. Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas. Reynolds and Reed accept a bet to ship an illegal lorry-load of beer back to Georgia, getting involved with Field (a chorine running from marriage to the sheriff's dim son) along the way. 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.

By: CPe


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Hal Needham
James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel
Mike Henry
Burt Reynolds
Paul Williams
Jackie Gleason
Pat McCormick
Sally Field
Jerry Reed
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