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Smokey and the Bandit III

Smokey and the Bandit III

Dick Lowry (1983)

81min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A truly dire entry in what was always a crass comedy series that effectively sees the original stars, Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, jump ship (though Reynolds has a fleeting cameo). Jerry Reed (Burt's sidekick from the first two movies) takes over as the number one bandit, once again setting off on a cross-country trek and once again being pursued by the moronic police force, headed up by Jackie Gleason. Dick Lowry takes over the directorial reins from Hal Needham for this adventure, but he simply throws car crash after car crash at the screen in increasingly desperate fashion. Fortunately, even the public tired of this stupidity and the series came to an end.

Summary

Sheriff Buford T Justice (Jackie Gleason), now reluctantly nearing retirement, accepts a wild challenge to race from Miami to Texas in less than 24 hours. Comedy adventure, also starring Jerry Reed, Mike Henry and featuring a cameo appearance by Burt Reynolds.

Cast & Crew

Buford T Justice Jackie Gleason
Cletus / Bandit Jerry Reed
Little Enos Burdette Paul Williams
Big Enos Pat McCormick
Junior Mike Henry
Dusty Trails Colleen Camp
Tina Faith Minton
The Real Bandit Burt Reynolds
Policewoman Sharon Anderson
Latin woman Silvia Arana
Director Dick Lowry
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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