Smokey and the Bandit

Trivia: Jackie Gleason's character is Buford T. Justice. This was the name of a real Florida Highway Patrolman known to Burt Reynolds' father who was once Chief of Police of Jupiter, Florida.

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.

Trivia: Whenever you hear a County Mounty or Smokey without seeing him (i.e. on the radio), it is always the same person (director Hal Needham) doing the voice over.

Trivia: Throughout the movie, the Plymouth or Dodge (even the larger Ponitiac) police cars show up with hood scoops. These were not available on some of these cars. Maybe the hood scoops were simply added for effect?

Charles Malo

Trivia: A pro football team, the Tampa Bay Bandits of the short-lived United States Football League (1983-5), was named for the movie. Burt Reynolds was part-owner.

Trivia: Although Pat McCormick plays Paul Williams' father in this film, he was only thirteen years older than Williams.

Trivia: When Buford's car loses the muffler, the effect was done by the stunt driver holding the exhaust parts outside the driver's door and dropping them on cue.

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