For many of his driving scenes, Jerry Reed wasn’t actually driving the big rig. The truck was loaded on a low-boy flatbed trailer and towed around by another 18-wheeler.
Originally Answered: In Smokey & The Bandit , why was trucking Coors beer south of Texas considered bootlegging ? Coors beer was not pasteurized, so it had to be kept chilled until it was consumed. Coors could only verify this in its regional area.
However, two of the principal stars of the film, Burt Reynolds and Sally Field declined to participate due to a contract dispute. Actor Jerry Reed, who had played “Snowman” in the other two Bandit films, would also not be returning to the third film. Co-star Jackie Gleason (Sheriff Buford T.
Stunt driver, Raymond Kohn, recreated one of the most iconic car stunts from the movie, Smokey and the Bandit. It’s a stunt that had never been done before in the region, according to event organizers. The jump honored the late Burt Reynolds and the iconic scene from the 1970’s movie.
Coors didn’t get national distribution until 1986. Which is why, in the 1970s , Coors wasn’t actually licensed to sell east of the Mississippi, making it, briefly, a rare and sought-after product. (Per Time Magazine, Gerald Ford, Eisenhower, and Paul Newman hoarded the stuff.)
It was also shown in the background during the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977) movie. Charlotte, the Asian elephant in Smokey and the Bandit II, was portrayed by an elephant named Cora. 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.
Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977 action comedy film with just a touch of romance that starred Burt Reynolds as the Bandit, Jerry Reed as Cledus “Snowman” Snow, Sally Field as Carrie or “Frog,” and Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice — or as cops are called in trucker parlance, Smokey.
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor-trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time.
The most unusual aspect of the Coors process is that the beer is not pasteurized , as all but a half‐dozen of the 90 or so American beers are.
During the summer months daytime temperatures can reach into the 80s; however, overnight lows throughout the park can drop down into the 40s, and snow can fall anytime. You should automatically expect temperatures to be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the higher elevations at any given time.
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 is a 1983 American action comedy film and a sequel to Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), starring Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Mike Henry and Colleen Camp. The film received negative reviews.