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.
Snowman's hat would lead the audience to believe that the W900A is Caterpillar powered. However, in most scenes of the movie the truck can be clearly recognized by sound as having a Detroit Diesel. It's been rumored that the trucks in the movie were... ...
Now, gettin' to Texarkana and back in 28 hours, that's no problem.
Little Enos: It ain't never been done before, hot shit.
Bandit: Watch your language, little lady.
When Carrie (Sally) first gets into the Trans-Am, she exclaims "Are we really going a hundred and ten?" In reality, they were going 110 kilometers per hour which is only 68 miles per hour and no cause for alarm.
In the television version, there is an extra scene inserted right after Snowman retrieves Fred from the pond. The Bandit spots a police car heading past him, and gets on the CB to warn Snowman to slow down, not knowing that he hasn't even taken off yet because Fred ran away. A winded Snowman finally arrives back at the truck carrying Fred and hears the Bandit trying to get his attention. Out of breath, he asks Bandit what he wants. Bandit replies "When you get that damn dog in the truck, you can put the hammer down, because by that time, that smokey will have gone by you." After hearing that, a perplexed Snowman wonders aloud, "How'd he know that?"
$1,728,060 (USA) (30 May 1977)
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