What we have here is a total lack of respect for the law!
Smokey & the Bandit (1977)
Tuesday, April 19th 9pm
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th street (A & B)
Before Sally Field was everyone’s generic grandmother in those awful Boniva commercials, she was genuine bona-fide whacking-fodder. If you’ve got some vague recollection of that or you’re wondering what she did between Gidget and 2011, you owe it to yourself to check out Smokey & The Bandit.
The film also stars a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am and Burt Reynold’s mustache. It’s worth noting that neither of those are ironic, but it somehow works in this film because it was shot in Seventies-vision, which automatically makes everything cool. Jackie Gleason also had a key role in the film.
In his biography, he reminisced about it fondly: “Ah yes, that was back when I was funny” he recalled. Anyway, you should come down and see the movie, because you either haven’t seen it in a while and you always leave it on when it comes on TBS, or you’ve never seen it, and you need to know it for the pop culture references you’re missing.
– Dave Cohen
Lost Soul Entertainment Film Cars