The car, the hat, the ‘stache, and the attitude. All iconic. All worked perfectly for Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds portrayal of the Bandit proved to be a formative movie for many a young car enthusiast. Hell, watching it as a 38 year-old adult leaves me with a strong desire to find a Trans-Am and an empty stretch of highway.
Of course, Reynolds had plenty of other great titles to his name but it’s Smokey and the Bandit that serves as the standout for me personally.
Today, at the age of 82 years old, Mr. Reynolds passed away. Join in on the Last Call commentary party and raise a toast to the Bandit.