Smokey and the Bandit

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when the Bandit drives into that town at night, all four headlights are working. When he pulls around the building to get away from the police, only three headlights are working. (00:13:25 - 00:14:50)

Correction: Given how he's driving, he could easily have hit a slight bump, causing the light to burn out or one of the wire connections to break.


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: 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.

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.

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.

Continuity mistake: Sheriff Buford T. Justice gets out of his car and leaves the door open. A few moments later, we see a different shot of the car with the door closed. Then a truck drives by and tears the car door off which is open again.

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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: Who is the actress that plays the old lady that called herself the Good Witch of the North? Also, did she voice cartoons? I could swear her voice sounded very familiar.

Answer: Don't know if she did cartoon voices, but her name is Nora Meerbaum. She was in Airplane and St. Elmo's fire in the following years though so you may know her from those.

I thought the same thing. Maybe one of the Mrs Clauses in Christmas cartoons.

She looks and sounds like Shirley Booth, Mrs. Claus in The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974).

Answer: My guess is the 2-headed bird on the Bugs Bunny with the vampire. I believe the bird's name was Emily. She also resembles Clarabelle or Jennifer Morrison (one of the moonshine sisters) from the Andy Griffith Show episode "Alcohol and Old Lace."

Answer: She was Mother Nature in The Year Without a Santa Claus.

Answer: Dorothy Stikney was the other sister.

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