PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime
Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge.
The stunt driver double for Jerry Reed is a heavy-set man in contrast to Reed's slim build. This is because in an earlier version of the film, Jackie Gleason also played the role of the Bandit. The man was Gleason's double.
Buford T. Justice:
Girl at Picnic: What's wrong, Sheriff?
Buford T. Justice: I haven't seen anything like that since I was a little baby.
During Cledus' initial drive of the Trans-Am, he drives past some farm girls and waves out of the open roof at them. One interior shot of him waving shows him sitting on the right-hand side of the car, immediately followed by an exterior shot of him screeching to a halt which shows him sitting on the left-hand side of the car. Either the film was reversed, or the film makers used a mix of left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive cars.
During the end credits, a cast montage consisting of the movie's footage appear on the right side of the screen, with a still photo of Buford T. Justice saluting. After the credits and the picture fade out, the "This Motion Picture" disclaimer appears on the left side of the screen, even though there is nothing else taking up space.
The new scenes added for USA include the following:
$1,728,060 14 August 1983