My mate Phil land I both love Smokey and the Bandit. You know those commercials where two guys are sitting in a bar asking each other movie trivia questions? That’s what it’s like when he and I get together, quoting lines from Smokey and the Bandit.
Who will ever forget the classic scene when Cledus is beaten up by bikers inside the choke and puke (Aussie version: chew and spew) and tossed out the door. Battered and bruised, he silently clambers into the cabin of his monster truck and drives away, in the process putting every wheel over their bikes.
Or when Sheriff Buford T Justice says to his son after still another foul up: “There's no way, no way that you came from my loins. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is punch yo mamma in da mouth!”
You wouldn’t get away with that today.
So sit back, listen to some good truckin’ music sung and played by the late, great Jerry Reed, who happens to play the Bandit’s offsider Cledus in the flick, and watch some of the moments from the movie:
If you feel like listening to some more Jerry Reed, who died in 2008 aged 75, click on the following:
The Devil Went Down to Georgia:
City of New Orleans: