Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy


Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) Poster

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.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.2/10
13,613

Videos


Photos

  • Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


23 April 2004 | tac2502
Leftovers from Cannonball Run
It's fairly obvious that Smokey and the Bandit II was filmed directly before (or during) the making of Canonnonball Run. Obviously they had a lot of well-known faces from the CR movie, and they had them stick around for some S&tB shots, then built a story around them as best they could. If you look at each of the cameos, you see they have no tie to the storyline, all they have in common is Reynolds and Gleason. If you want to see a much better Burt Reynolds / Dom Delouis movie, rent CR (it's hokey too, but not quite as bad as this).

Movies like this get made all the time, where a very basic plot line is sketched out, and then the rest is filled in as the writers on the set come up with it. When good ideas get scarce, they try to fill the gaps with gags on a common theme. But like any good joke, it's only funny when it is at least semi-plausible. That's what made the original Smokey and the Bandit so much fun. But S&tB II is just TOO unbelievable to be funny any more. It might appeal to 12 year olds, but the original audience of 16-25 year olds just don't find them funny.

All the negativeness of the above aside, S&tB II is still better than part III. I didn't think it could get worse, but...

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Carla Gugino Had to Turn Down Her Empathy in "Jett"

The Watchmen and San Andreas star leans into a different side of herself to play a hard-hitting new role.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com