Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
No Top Critics Tomatometer score yet...
Former stuntman Hal Needham made his directorial debut with the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and repeated his success with the sequel, a virtual remake that substituted a live elephant for a truckload of beer. Burt Reynolds returns as law-defying anti-hero Bandit, now a washed-up alcoholic whose girlfriend Carrie (Sally Field) has left him. When a pair of eccentric, wealthy brothers named Big Enos (Pat McCormick) and Little Enos (Paul Williams) approach Bandit with an offer of work, he and trucker pal Cledus (Jerry Reed) jump at the chance. The gig involves transporting an elephant to the Republican National Convention in twenty-four hours. The wrinkle is that the pachyderm is about to give birth -- any minute. Enter "Doc" (Dom DeLuise) a bizarre medical man who joins the team to care for the expectant mother, and Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), who has not forgotten the humiliations that he suffered during Bandit's last "mission." Needham's films were instantly forgettable cocktails of car chases, car crashes, and lowbrow humor. Reynolds and Needham teamed up over a dozen times in various action comedy pictures. Audiences of the late Seventies loved their anti-authority redneck humor and made their early collaborations into box office smashes. … More
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
Critic Reviews for Smokey and the Bandit II
How can I say it's lazy when it has 50 trucks doing stunts in it? Because it takes a lot less thought to fill up a movie with stunts than to create a comedy that's genuinely funny.
Fizzles badly after a hilarious first half-hour or so.
Sadly cashes in on the original.
Audience Reviews for Smokey and the Bandit II
A really dumb movie. Maybe if you're drunk or high you'll find it funny. Most scenes are just ridiculous and for the most part pointless. Just a bad case of trying too hard to be funny. Didn't even like the cop/truck smash-fest at the end. Stupid.More
A little less fun and a lot more dumb. The inclusion of Dom DeLuise was welcome but it was just a shame he wasn't on form. My favourite bit was the little cartoon of them driving round the universal logo, so that probably tells you everything you need to know, although the over the top car smash up at the end is still pretty cool.More
Another go-round with the Bandit and Snowmand transporting goods cross-country illegally. This time it's a pregnant elephant and it plays out very much like the first, so not much is really new. The laughs and action scenes are here, but it seems like we've seen all this before.More
Smokey and the Bandit II Quotes
- Do you have any diesel fuel?
- Everglades Attendant:
- If I had any more diesel fuel they'd make me join that 'OPEC'.
- I guess you want me to pump it myself?
- Everglades Attendant:
- If you want any!
- If I had my way I'd endorse the Dallas Cheerleaders before either one of you... turkeys!
- Little Enos:
- I'd like to kick his ass just once!
- Fairground Owner:
- W-w-w-we're...w'ere...we're c-c-c-clo-clo...We're...uh...c-closed!
Discuss Smokey and the Bandit II on our Movie forum!