Smokey And The Bandit II


1h 41m 1980
Smokey And The Bandit II

Brief Synopsis

The Bandit gets an opportunity to return to his former glory if he can transport an elephant cross-country in three days or less.

Film Details

Also Known As
Nu blåser vi snuten igen
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Action
Sequel
Release Date
1980
Location
Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; Dade County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

A raucous political race results in the comeback of the wild ways of the Bandit, again pursued by arch enemy Sheriff Buford T Justice.

Crew

James M Arnett

Stunts

S Atchley

Song

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Bobby Bass

Stunts

Pamela Bebermeyer

Stunts

Jerry Belson

Screenplay

Ray Bickel

Stunts

Gabriel Borgo

Hair

Janet Brady

Stunts

Jophery Brown

Stunts

Ritchey Brown

Production Assistant

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

Frank Bueno

Assistant Director

Henry Bumstead

Production Designer

Peter Burrell

Production Manager

Peter Burrell

Associate Producer

Neil Burrow

Sound Effects Editor

Blair Burrows

Stunts

Bill Burton

Stunts

Michael Butler

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael Butler

Director Of Photography

Paul Cajero

Production Assistant

Donn Cambern

Editor

Terri Cannon-cole

Hair

Al Capps

Music

Michael J Carter

Stunts

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Bill Coker

Assistant Director

L Collins

Song

Gary Combs

Stunts

Cliff Crofford

Song

Jay Currin

Stunts

Bernie Cutler

Art Director

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Gary Charles Davis

Stunts

Steve M Davison

Stunts

Anita Dawn

Casting

Richard J Decinces

Set Decorator

Michael Deluna

Stunts

Von Deming

Stunts

Justin Derosa

Stunts

Bob Drake

Stunts

J Durrill

Song

Tom Ellingwood

Makeup

David Ellis

Stunts

Debbie Ellis

Stunts

Andy Epper

Stunts

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Richard Epper

Stunts

Stephanie Epper

Stunts

Debbie Evans

Stunts

Dean Ferrandini

Stunts

Joe Finnegan

Stunts

D Flowers

Song

Snuff Garrett

Music Supervisor

Snuff Garrett

Song

William Goroean

Editor

Jerry Graham

Props

Pat Green

Stunts

Stephan Gudju

Stunts

James Halty

Stunts

David Shamroy Hamburger

Assistant Director

Johnny Hock

Stunts

Steve Holladay

Stunts

Hank Hooker

Stunts

Anthony Ippolito

Sound Effects Editor

Lamont Jackson

Stunts

Harold Jones

Stunts

Kim K. Kahana Jr.

Stunts

Michael Kane

From Story

Michael Kane

Story By

Jerry Katcham

Production Assistant

Rick Kline

Sound

Ed Lang

Stunts

Robert L. Levy

Characters As Source Material

Bob Mackie

Costume Designer

William Meshover

Assistant Editor

Bob Minor

Stunts

Steve Mirkovich

Assistant Editor

Donald O Mitchell

Sound

Patrick Moody

Production Assistant

Hank Moonjean

Producer

Bennie Moore

Stunts

Richard S Nauert

Stunts

David Needham

Production Assistant

Hal Needham

Characters As Source Material

William M Nicholson

Sound

Kitty O'neil

Stunts

Kathy O'rear

Costumes

Brad Orrison

Stunts

Mark Orrison

Stunts

Conrad Palmisano

Stunts

Janice Parker

Assistant Editor

Dan Perrett

Costumes

Ben Peters

Song

Sandy Pinkard

Song

Jerry Reed

Song Performer

Jerry Reed

Song

Don Reid

Song

Harold Reid

Song

Lorraine Robertson

Hair

Fred S Ronnow

Stunts

Ron Ross

Stunts

Norman Saling

Costume Supervisor

Bobby Sargent

Stunts

William Sawyer

Sound Effects Editor

Curt Schulkey

Sound Effects Editor

Rick Sharp

Makeup

Willie Sherman

Stunts

John Sherrod

Stunts

Ronald G Smith

Assistant Director

Jack Solomon

Sound

The Statler Brothers

Song Performer

Sherwin Strull

Stunts

Chuck A. Tamburro

Stunts

Mel Tillis

Song Performer

Tanya Tucker

Song Performer

Casey Van Horn

Stunts

Don Vargas

Costumes

Heidi Von Beltz

Stunts

Bud Walls

Stunts

Marvin Walters

Stunts

Cliff Wenger

Special Effects

Don Williams

Song Performer

Hope Williams

Script Supervisor

Walter Wyatt

Stunts

Brock Yates

Screenplay

David Zellitti

Stunts

Dick Ziker

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Nu blåser vi snuten igen
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Action
Sequel
Release Date
1980
Location
Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; Dade County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Articles

Smokey and the Bandit II


In 1980, three years after the original Smokey and the Bandit (1977) blew up at the box office and transformed Burt Reynolds from Hollywood star to Hollywood legend, the same director and cast reunited for a sequel, Smokey and the Bandit II. Reynolds himself felt it was unnecessary and just a cold move to make money, which it was and which it did. Decades later, the movie is more of a curiosity than anything else, with some problematic content to boot.

Burt Reynolds returns as Bo "Bandit" Darville, and he and his friend Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Jerry Reed) once again take up a challenge proposed by Big Enos (Pat McCormick) and Little Enos (Paul Williams) to make a run for cash. Sally Field comes back and Dom DeLuise joins the crew. And, of course, Jackie Gleason returns as Sheriff Buford T. Justice, only this time he plays two of Buford's brothers as well, Reginald and Gaylord. Gaylord is played effeminately which, in conjunction with the name Gaylord, signals the first of the problematic content. In 1980, making gay characters something to be laughed at was, sadly, a common motif that doesn't translate to anything near funny today.

The major problem, though, is the story. The first time around, it was simple: deliver beer across state lines, don't get caught. This time, well, it's complicated. There's an elephant and a governor's race. There's a GOP convention and a doctor enlisted to care for the elephant. And the elephant's pregnant. And she likes Bandit because he pulled a thorn out of her foot. How you get from running booze to this? No one knows, but here we are.

But that doesn't mean the film is void of great moments. Obviously, with actors like Field, Gleason and Reynolds, we get some great acting and perfectly timed comic delivery. But the real stars of the movie are the stuntmen and women who worked on the film under the direction of the lead stunt coordinator, Buddy Joe Hooker.

Hooker was one of the few truly famous stuntmen, and it was a stuntman turned director, Hal Needham, who gave him some of his best work. Needham had car chases and jumps in every movie he did and Smokey and the Bandit II was certainly no exception. In one of the more spectacular stunts, Hooker jumped a 1974 Dodge Monaco 163 feet under its own power. That is to say, they didn't have it rigged with rocket engines or nitrous oxide canisters. Unfortunately for Hooker, he suffered back damage from the landing.

Smokey and the Bandit II will likely never be anyone's first choice movie for Reynolds, Field or even director Needham. But it was made before CGI and the accidents, car jumps and police car smashing trucks are all real and the work of dedicated stunt people. And that's worth seeing in and of itself, even if there happens to be a rather underachieving movie surrounding it.

Director: Hal Needham
Screenplay: Jerry Belson, Brock Yates
Story: Michael Kane
Producer: Peter Burrell
Music: Snuff Garrett
Cinematography: Michael C. Butler
Editing: Donn Cambern, William D. Gordean
Production Design: Henry Bumstead
Art Direction: Bernie Cutler
Set Decoration: Richard J. DeCinces
Cast: Burt Reynolds (Bandit), Jackie Gleason (Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice), Jerry Reed (Cledus), Dom DeLuise (Doc), Sally Field (Carrie), Paul Williams (Little Enos), Pat McCormick (Big Enos), David Huddleston (John Conn), Mike Henry (Junior), John Anderson (Governor), Brenda Lee (Nice Lady)

By Greg Ferrara
Smokey And The Bandit Ii

Smokey and the Bandit II

In 1980, three years after the original Smokey and the Bandit (1977) blew up at the box office and transformed Burt Reynolds from Hollywood star to Hollywood legend, the same director and cast reunited for a sequel, Smokey and the Bandit II. Reynolds himself felt it was unnecessary and just a cold move to make money, which it was and which it did. Decades later, the movie is more of a curiosity than anything else, with some problematic content to boot. Burt Reynolds returns as Bo "Bandit" Darville, and he and his friend Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Jerry Reed) once again take up a challenge proposed by Big Enos (Pat McCormick) and Little Enos (Paul Williams) to make a run for cash. Sally Field comes back and Dom DeLuise joins the crew. And, of course, Jackie Gleason returns as Sheriff Buford T. Justice, only this time he plays two of Buford's brothers as well, Reginald and Gaylord. Gaylord is played effeminately which, in conjunction with the name Gaylord, signals the first of the problematic content. In 1980, making gay characters something to be laughed at was, sadly, a common motif that doesn't translate to anything near funny today. The major problem, though, is the story. The first time around, it was simple: deliver beer across state lines, don't get caught. This time, well, it's complicated. There's an elephant and a governor's race. There's a GOP convention and a doctor enlisted to care for the elephant. And the elephant's pregnant. And she likes Bandit because he pulled a thorn out of her foot. How you get from running booze to this? No one knows, but here we are. But that doesn't mean the film is void of great moments. Obviously, with actors like Field, Gleason and Reynolds, we get some great acting and perfectly timed comic delivery. But the real stars of the movie are the stuntmen and women who worked on the film under the direction of the lead stunt coordinator, Buddy Joe Hooker. Hooker was one of the few truly famous stuntmen, and it was a stuntman turned director, Hal Needham, who gave him some of his best work. Needham had car chases and jumps in every movie he did and Smokey and the Bandit II was certainly no exception. In one of the more spectacular stunts, Hooker jumped a 1974 Dodge Monaco 163 feet under its own power. That is to say, they didn't have it rigged with rocket engines or nitrous oxide canisters. Unfortunately for Hooker, he suffered back damage from the landing. Smokey and the Bandit II will likely never be anyone's first choice movie for Reynolds, Field or even director Needham. But it was made before CGI and the accidents, car jumps and police car smashing trucks are all real and the work of dedicated stunt people. And that's worth seeing in and of itself, even if there happens to be a rather underachieving movie surrounding it. Director: Hal Needham Screenplay: Jerry Belson, Brock Yates Story: Michael Kane Producer: Peter Burrell Music: Snuff Garrett Cinematography: Michael C. Butler Editing: Donn Cambern, William D. Gordean Production Design: Henry Bumstead Art Direction: Bernie Cutler Set Decoration: Richard J. DeCinces Cast: Burt Reynolds (Bandit), Jackie Gleason (Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice), Jerry Reed (Cledus), Dom DeLuise (Doc), Sally Field (Carrie), Paul Williams (Little Enos), Pat McCormick (Big Enos), David Huddleston (John Conn), Mike Henry (Junior), John Anderson (Governor), Brenda Lee (Nice Lady) By Greg Ferrara

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Released in United States Summer August 1980

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1990

Re-released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 1980

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1990

Re-released in United States on Video August 6, 1996