PG | | Action, Comedy
The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
" Smokey and the Bandit II " was the eighth most popular 1980 movie at the U.S.A. and Canada box office.
That is it for you! You have had it! You're hooked! You're a fame junkie! They should give you intravenous feedings of People magazine and National Enquirer headlines!... And if you're a real good boy,they'll give you a Tonight Show enema!
'Bandit': What is ...
As the Bandit's Trans Am lands after it jumps over Buford's Bonneville, the car flexes, bends and parts begin to fall off. However, it drives away without any visual damage.
The Universal Pictures logo features an animated car chase between Buford and the Bandit, then Buford's car crash occurs offscreen (and the Bandit is heard laughing at this).
Extensive overdubbing was required for network TV broadcast, in particular replacing a good percentage of Jackie Gleason's dialogue with new lines spoken by an actor with a noticably higher voice. The recurring phrase "Sum-bitch!" became "Scum-bum!" (same as TV prints of the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977)). Even the bloopers at the end needed to be redubbed, with the phrase "your mother's ass" being changed to "your father's face"!
$10,883,835 17 August 1980