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VIDEO: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Smokey and the Bandit II

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Tomorrow, August 15, is the 35th Anniversary of the premiere of Smokey and the Bandit II, one of the most popular sequels of all time. There’s a lot you might not know about the return of Bo Darville, Carrie, Cledus Snow and Sheriff Buford T. Justice, and we’ve got seven of them.

Unlike the original Smokey and the Bandit, you don’t see the sequel running on television at about the frequency of your average Seinfeld episode. That’s because it’s a shadow of its former self, and that’s pretty much the theme of our video:

You can’t go home again, Thomas Wolfe said. You can’t jump a Trans Am again, either.


Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

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1 comment

  1. This movie shows up on GRIT every so often now.
    And yes, I saw it in the theater way back then.

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