PG | | Action, Comedy
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.
A majority of the lines and quotes spoken by Jackie Gleason character, Sheriff Buford T. Justice were improvised.
You chasin' somebody Sheriff? Somebody chasin' you?
Buford T. Justice: Nobody's chasin' me, boy!
In the song at the opening scene, it is stated that Bandit, while traveling down a steep mountain road, "hit them brakes, found he had no air". Most tractor trucks, and practically all of them in the 1970s, operate with a triple-valve air brake system. Without going into details, if a truck actually lost all the air in the lines, the brakes would be applied, not disabled.
$1,728,060 (USA) (30 May 1977)
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