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: 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: 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: 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?

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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: 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.

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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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.

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