Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
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Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds,
Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and
Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two
sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.
There were also a series of 1994 television films (Bandit Goes Country,
Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit, and Bandit's Silver Angel) from
original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version,
with actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original films
introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was the fourth
highest-grossing film of 1977.
Rich Texas wheeler-dealer Big Enos Burdette and his son, Little Enos, are
trying to find a truck driver willing to haul Coors beer to Georgia for
their refreshment. At the time, Coors was only distributed in certain
states west of the Mississippi River, and truck drivers who had taken the
bet previously had been discovered and arrested by "Smokey" (truck driver
and CB slang for highway patrolmen). At a local truck rodeo, the Texans
locate legendary truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville and offer him US$80,000,
the price of a new truck, to haul 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana,
Texas to the "Southern Classic" in Georgia -- in 28 hours, driving a total
of 1,800 mi (2,900 km) (This was an artistic liberty, as Texarkana, Texas,
is located in a dry county and Coors was not legally sold there,and the
trip is actually only 1260 miles.)
Bandit accepts the bet and recruits fellow truck driver Cledus "Snowman"
Snow to drive the truck; Snow brings along his dog, a Basset Hound named
"Fred", for company. After requesting an advance from the Burdettes for a
"speedy car", Bandit purchases a black Pontiac Trans Am, which he will
drive himself as a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck
and its cargo. The duo reach Texas ahead of schedule, load their truck with
Coors, and immediately head back towards Georgia. Shortly thereafter,
Bandit picks up professional dancer and apparent runaway bride Carrie, whom
he nicknames "Frog" because (in her anxiety) she was "always hopping
around". However, by picking up Carrie, Bandit becomes the target of Texas
Sheriff Buford T. Justice, "a respectable law officer of over thirty years
seniority", whose handsome yet very simple-minded son Junior was to have
been Carrie's groom.
The remainder of the film is essentially one big high-speed chase, as
Bandit and Frog attract continuous attention from local and state police