Smokey and the Bandit II

Smokey and the Bandit II

Hal Needham (1980)

96min
PG Certificate
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Our Score
Not so much of a chase comedy as the first film, this battle of wits between trucker Burt Reynolds and dogged cop Jackie Gleason is more a series of sight gags that pile up like a motorway collision. The tone is set from the beginning when Reynolds emerges from behind a huge heap of beer cans; a shadow of his former self, he takes a reputation-saving job transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas with Gleason again on his tail. Reynolds has always been capable of much more than this genial, show-off role, but it's what he obviously likes best. So, what you see is what you get. Enjoy!

Summary

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.

Cast & Crew

Bandit Burt Reynolds
Sheriff Buford T Justice / Reginald Van Justice / Gaylord Van Justice Jackie Gleason
Cledus Jerry Reed
Doc Dom DeLuise
Carrie Sally Field
Little Enos Paul Williams
John Conn David Huddleston
Junior Mike Henry
Big Enos Pat McCormick
Governor John Anderson
Director Hal Needham
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: May be edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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