Smokey and the Bandit

Corrected entry: In the scene where the sheriff tries to pass Snowman, the truck clips the car in the left rear, causing it to spin. The truck then T-bones the car on the driver's side. In the following scenes, no damage is apparent to the car.

Correction: When the sheriff tries to pass Snowman, the truck clips the car in the right (passenger's side) rear, causing it to spin. The truck then T-bones the car on the passenger's side. In the following scenes, no damage is apparent to the car.

Corrected entry: When Bandit drops Frog off at the Choke and Puke, he parks in the third spot to the right of the entrance. After his scene with Sheriff Justice, Bandit runs out to the Trans Am driven by Frog, then Sheriff Justice exits and walks to his cruiser blocking the now empty spot. I didn't know the '77 Trans Am had flight capabilities.

Correction: Frog has obviously moved the Trans Am before the Sheriff got there, therefore, the Trans Am was not blocked in. Otherwise, the Sheriff would have seen the car and Frog sitting in the parking lot.

Corrected entry: When Big and Little Enos are first looking for the Bandit at the truck rodeo,they find his manager who says he is paying him $25 a day so his fans can look at him. Big Enos says he's buying his attraction for half an hour, which should only be about 50 cents, but Little Enos hands him a bill.

Correction: He's not being paid to be looked at 24 hours a day - even if he's "working" 12 hour days that's $1.04 per half-hour.

Corrected entry: After the Bandit makes the jump across the bridge, a police car runs immediately right off the bridge into the river, but Sheriff Branford's car doesn't. When Buford T. Justice later rear-ends Sheriff Branford's car off the bridge, that first police car has completely disappeared.

Correction: Actually the sheriff's car lands on the first patrol car. It is visible in the side shot of the sheriff's car going off the bridge.

Correction: No, the sheriff's car does not land on the first patrol car. The first patrol car is no longer in the river. It has disappeared.

Corrected entry: Just before the Snowman and the Bandit reach ol' Miss, the Bandit asks where the Snowman is and he replies "mile marker 85," to which the Bandit replies, "Son of a gun; so am I." The Snowman then looks in his side mirror to see the Trans Am behind him with Bandit driving, yet in the next shot when they stop, Bandit gets out of the passenger side, revealing that Frog and the Bandit had not changed places yet.

Correction: Mirrored image. No problem with the scene. When passing on the left, the driver would be on the outside of the road, which it shows Frog on the outside of road in the car.

Corrected entry: The car that was driven by the Good Witch of the North was most likely used in several different scenes. In the front end damage, you can see her blue car was red before that, and yellow before that. (01:01:25)

Correction: The fact that this accident-prone old woman is driving a car that has been repainted more than once is in no way a 'mistake', nor a 'revealing mistake' etc. She simply owns a blue car that has been red, and yellow, in the past, or has been repaired using parts from red and yellow vehicles in the past. Now, if she had just bought it new and crashed on the way home from the dealer, it could be argued this is an error (or simply evidence of a crooked salesman). As it is, though, no mistake here.

johnrosa

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Continuity mistake: In the scene near the end Snowman drives a truck into a load of police cars if you play it in slow motion you can see a protector around the lights.

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Buford T. Justice: What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.

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Trivia: Three future cast members of the Dukes of Hazzard, John Schneider, Sonny Shroyer and Ben Jones have unbilled cameos. Years later, Burt Reynolds would play Boss Hogg in the Dukes of Hazzard movie.

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Question: Does anyone know if the Trans AM and the truck used in the film are still around?

The trailer on the walking dead episode is a replica it's not the original one used in the movie as the one in TWD is a standard low slung with air baffles the original one doesn't have those and is also refrigerated.

Answer: The original "Bandit" Trans am no longer exists, but one from the second movie is kept at The Performance Car Museum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The original "Bandit" Trans Am still exists. Burt Reynolds owned it right up to the time of his passing. It was then auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Florida and sold for more then half a million dollars. That Trans AM is now in the hands of a private collector and no doubt very well cared for.

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