Smokey and the Bandit II

"The Bandit is back and better than ever!"

The film entitled Smokey and the Bandit II covers the activities of Bandit and Cledus who are contracted by Big Enos to assist him in conveying an elephant to the GOP National Convention. The team face a series of challenges along their way. Big Enos wants to become the governor of Texas as so is contesting for the position alongside his opponent John Ceon. The two become serious rivals such that they start insulting and accusing each other all in an attempt to damage the other personís reputation. However the outgoing governor confronts them about all they have been doing and rebukes them shamefully. As Big Enos makes his way out of the governorís office he hears the governor giving instructions to one of his assistants to transport an unknown parcel from Miami to the convention in Dallas.

Big Enos then decides to steal the steal the parcel with the help of his friends Cledus and Bandit. Bandit is somehow reluctant to join them but Cledus tries to convince him to do so. However Bandit has broken up with Carrie and is now addicted to alcohol. Cledus fails to convince Bandit and goes out in search of Carrie to help him. Carrie accepts and forgoes a wedding she is to attend and joins the team.

The team drives through different states and cities being pursued by Justice and his son Junior. They find out their cargo of interest is an elephant and they named it Charlotte. Charlotte later gets sick and is discovered to be pregnant. She gives birth to a baby during the journey.

The characters in the film include Pat McCormick starring as Big Enos, Burt Reynolds starring as Bandit, Sally Field starring starring as Carrie, Jerry Reed starring as Cledus, Jackie Gleason starring as Sherriff, Dom DeLuise starring as Dr Frederico, David Huddleston as John.

The film was written by Jerry Belson and Brock Yates. It was directed by Hal Needham and produced by the joint collaboration of Mort Engelberg and Michael Kane.

PG
| 1980 | 1 hr 40 min | 5.1/10
Cast
Studio
Director
Hal Needham
Language
English
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