In Memoriam: Burt Reynolds (1936-2018): Get ready to tear up the highway with the Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a fun-loving, fast-talking trucker who takes on his craziest haul yet—delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours. With Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) hot on his trail and eager to teach him some respect for the law, the Bandit joins forces with good ol' boy, Cledus (Jerry Reed) and runaway bride, Carrie (Sally Field). Gear up for huge laughs and pedal-to-the-metal action.
“Like most legends, the film is based almost solely on derring-do feats with little concern with substance and/or reality. It's a merry chase caper story line in which action is substituted for character or plot development.” —Ron Pennington, The Hollywood Reporter