Friday, December 30, 2016

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

Director: Dick Lowry

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Mike Henry, Colleen Camp, Burt Reynolds

In this sequel, Big Enos Burdette and his son, Little Enos, make an unconventional deal by hiring bandit-hunting Sheriff Buford T. Justice to haul unusual cargo from Miami to their new Texas seafood restaurant. Intent on seeing that Buford has a tough time of it, however, they also recruit the rebellious Cledus Snow and the lovely Dusty Trails to make the lawman's trip less than smooth.

Here is the third installment of the Bandit movies, and Burt Reynolds is not playing the Bandit. They were just looking to make money off of another, but Burt Reynolds was not going to do it. They got Jerry Reed to play the part instead. They do not even look alike. They really thought that they could use some lame ass excuse to make this movie. It kind of worked though. People loved these movies then, so you will have people to go see it anyway.

This movie was filled with all of the same stunts and high jinks that were in the other two movies. There were just some of the scenes in the movie that did not need to be in the movie, since they did not add or take away from the story not one bit. Why was there a scene involving the KKK messing with two black men driving? They added the scene for a reaction or just too laugh about. There were several fight scenes that did nothing for the movie.

It was clear that they were just desperate to make another one of these movies regardless of what people thought. It is worth watching once, just to see it. I just do not know about it being a rewatcher. It was a bit of a failed movie, but I will still watch it, if it comes on cable. Enjoy.

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) Trailer

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