Smokey and the Bandit- -
In the first film in Hollywood's fastest series, Burt Reynolds burns rubber as legendary driver Bo “Bandit” Darville, who’s hired by wealthy Texan Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormick) to transport 400 cases of Coors beer (which was then unavailable for purchase east of the Mississippi) from Texas to Georgia in 28 hours. With partner Snowman (Jerry Reed) in the big rig and Bandit in his Trans Am, the good ole boys race to steer clear of “Smokey,” Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). With Sally Field, Paul Williams; directed by former stuntman Hal Needham.
Academy Award Nominations
FILM EDITING — Walter Hannemann, Angelo Ross