Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)


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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Kane, Jerry Belson, Brock Yates, Michael Kane
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On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
MCA Universal Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Smokey and the Bandit II

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Fizzles badly after a hilarious first half-hour or so.

February 18, 2006

Sadly cashes in on the original.

June 13, 2005

Burt and Sally, say it ain't so!

Full Review… | January 6, 2005

July 1, 2005

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.

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Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

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.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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