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.
Charlotte, the Asian elephant in Smokey and the Bandit II, was portrayed by an elephant named Cora. Cora was owned by Bill and Cindy Morris of Elephant Encounter. Bill was a second generation elephant trainer. He and Cora literally grew up together. Both of his sons have also worked add elephant trainers. Sadly, Bill passed away suddenly back in 2015. Their last two elephants, Cora and Shannon went to live out their years at Topeka Zoo in Kansas. Cora is nearly 60 years old now.
Cledus has a heart, he cares about something other than himself.
Throughout the movie, Sheriff Justice drives a 1980 Pontiac Bonneville. When Mean Joe Green turns it over, when his car goes into the river in the drawbridge scene, and when the Bandit jumps over it in the Miami warehouse parking lot, the car is a 1976 Bonneville.
In the end credits, as the final actor: 1980 TRANS AM ... "Son of Trigger"
The most recent home video version boasts that some of the music has been changed.
$10,883,835 (USA) (17 August 1980)