Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (1994)





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A mobster (Tony Curtis), a bounty hunter (Joe Cortese) and the FBI are all after the Beauty (Kathy Ireland)---who enlists the aid of the Bandit (Brian Bloom) by stealing his car. Clerk: Henry Cho. Thatcher: Mark Joy. Brad: Rick Warner. Bunny: Tiffany Cara. Directed by Hal Needham.
Comedy , Television
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IPS Productions


Brian Bloom
as Bandit
Kathy Ireland
as Crystal
Tony Curtis
as Lucky Bergstrom
Joe Cortese
as Slade
Henry Cho
as Clerk
Mark Joy
as Thatcher
Joe Inscoe
as Stanley
Helen Baldwin
as Sister Kathleen
Sal Ruffino
as Thug #1
Michael W. Helms
as Hound Dog
Wallace Merck
as Deputy Ferebee
Joyce Bowden
as Sister Angela
Deborah Dismukes
as Sister Theresa
Rick Marshall
as Thug #2
Benny Parsons
as Himself
Jerry Rushing
as Uncle Jim
Lucy Alpaugh
as Aunt Sara
Don Tilley
as Freddy/Bartender
Lindsay Dickon
as Young Girl
Mark Rogers
as Trucker
Alex Van
as Deputy Tate
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This is the third TV made "Smokey and the Bandit" sequel (the sixth overall entry into the series) and the screenwriters are already running out of ideas and this time Bandit is on his way to host a NASCAR race in Daytona. Now that's redneck heaven! So it's safe to assume Bandit is going to say "... and they're taking a left turn, oh wait, they're taking another left turn... hold on folks, another left turn!" Ok, ok there's a little more to the plot than "...left turn" but not by much. A beautiful model (Kathy Ireland) steals Bandit's car to escape her mob boyfriend (Tony Curtis on call to collect his paycheck). Bandit then takes a charter bus full of nudists (don't ask) to get his car back but it's not that simple as the FBI, a bounty hunter and the mob are on his tail to get the girl. Plan on learning to like Bandit driving a Bus as that's what he does for a majority of this sequel. Because when I think of a "Smokey and the Bandit" film, I think of the Bandit driving a Charter Bus below the legal speed limit... sheesh. Sure there's a little action but it didn't detour me from wanting to know will Bandit make it to his Daytona race on time! I NEED TO KNOW DAMNIT! The filmmakers also ditch the "Snowman" character real quick this time around by having him waiting impatiently at the race. The writers also ditch the "Smokey" character from the previous film to focus on FBI characters on the hunt for Bandit but these characters are completely wasted and are only used as filler to pad this 40 minute plot device out to an hour and a half. If you liked the previous two made-for-TV "Smokey and the Bandit" sequels then knock yourself out as there is more of the same with this entry. Typical it's overlong with not enough plot to keep you awake to get to the end. At least they got some great eye-candy with Kathy Ireland making up for the lack of sugar sweets in the last film "Bandit 5: Bandit, Bandit".

Eric Reifschneider
Eric Reifschneider

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