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Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977 movie starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry . It would inspire several other trucking films including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.
Most of the movie centers around Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Reed) and Bo "Bandit" Darville (Reynolds) taking a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia (At the time Coors wasn't available in the eastern US, it was illegal to ship it east of Texas). They were promised $80,000 if they could make the run in 28 hours. Along the way, Bandit picks up Carrie "Frog" (Field), and finds himself being pursued by Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason). Carrie had run away from her wedding to Justice's son, Junior (Henry).
Justice: "Nobody, nobody makes Sheriff Buford T. Justice look like a possum's pecker."
Junior: "Except that --"
Justice: "Shut your ass!"
Justice: (Over the CB) "Breaker, breaker to the Bandit."
Bandit: "Come on back breaker."
Justice: "(Over the CB) Bandit, I got a smokey report for you. Come on!"
Bandit: "Talk to me, good buddy."
Justice: (Over the CB) "You got trouble coming."
Bandit: "What's your handle son, and what's your 20?"
Justice: (Over the CB) "My handle's Smokey Bear, and I'm tail-grabbing your ass right now!"
Justice: "Let me have a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper. Make it fast, I'm in a Goddamn hurry! Do you want anything son?"
Junior: "Hush puppies dady."
Justice: "We Don't have time for that crap!"
Justice: "What we're dealing with here...is a complete lack of respect for the law."
Justice: (to Junior) "There is no way...NO WAY...that you came from my loins. When we get home, the first thing i'm gonna do is punch yo momma in da mouf!"
Snowman: "You mean to tell me, we're gonna drive from here...to Texarkana, Texas, and back again in 28 hours?"
Bandit: "It's only 900 miles here, 900 miles back!"
Snowman: Well, for your information...that ain't never been done before, not in no rig."
Bandit: "That's 'cause you and I ain't never done it in no rig; you got to stop bein' so negative, son! Course we can make it, we ain't never not made it YET, have we?"
Bandit: "Ya see?"
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