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smokey and the bandit trilogy

starring: burt reynolds, sally field, jerry reed and mike henry

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★

The hard-driving, fast-talking, star-studded Smokey and the Bandit comedies that turned on America to CBs and outlaw truckers are now all together in this 3-movie collection. 

 

Featuring the red-hot chemistry of movie stars Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields, the good ol' boy charm of Jerry Reed, and the outrageous performance of comic legend Jackie Gleason, the Smokey and the Bandit movies are an endlessly entertaining package of breathtaking stunts, irresistible romance and rowdy good times that will never run out of gas.

 

This is the role that is most synonymous with Burt Reynolds creating an engaging and charismatic everyman that connects beautifully with audiences. While the story, essentially a car chase for the entire running time of the film, has very little in terms of character development or depth of plot, it's still an entertaining and funny film. 

 

In the role that made him famous Burt Reynolds shines in Smokey and the Bandit, that makes up for what it lacks in plot and character development with an action stacked and humorous car chase of a film.

★★★

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Smokey and the Bandit Trilogy is available on disc and digital from all good retailers.