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Smokey and the Bandit

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Show | 12:36am
1977 Rated: PG Run Time: 96 mins Action, Comedy  

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this film in 2017!

“Smokey,” aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It’s important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the Mississippi River without a permit; if we don’t note that, then the plot won’t make sense at times. Already in danger of arrest from redneck lawmen like Buford T. Justice, Bandit furthers his chances at a stiff jail term when he offers a ride to Carrie, who hopes to escape her unwanted wedding to Justice’s boy. (allmovie.com) trailer-artwork Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.