Smokey and the Bandit III

Deliberate mistake: When Cletus is driving the Trans Am as the bandit, it shows him driving to the left and waving at a group of girls. The close up of him driving must be reversed because it looks like the Trans Am is now a right-hand drive.

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Visible crew/equipment: This is the number one mistake of all time. When the sheriff is chasing the Bandit, they both drive into the stunt show and the Bandit is heading right for a burning wall. First, you see an inside shot then the shot changes to catch all the action, on the second shot of the Trans Am crashing through the wall you can see a Panavision camera [ yes it is that clear to even tell what kind of camera it is.] set up in the back of the car filming those shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the film, but mainly noticeable in the Buford/Bandit scene with the Sherrif crashing into ice, the wheels on Bandit's Trans Am change. Most of the time they are a solid black wheel, then they change into a gold wire-spoke alloys.

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Question: Why did Burt Reynolds not reprise his roll as Bandit in this film?

Chosen answer: A little obvious: the second film was a box office disaster, so Burt bowed out.


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