Smokie and The Bandit was the first of many sequells, and this one shines out for me out of all of them. The bootleggers (Renyolds and Reed) are amazing, funny and keep the action rolling. I think it has a lot to do with their high spirit and the will to beat the sherrif (amzingly played by Jackie Gleason).
The Bandit is racing, when he's given the big challenge, 28hrs - bring back some Coors beer from Texas to Altanta in Georga. This is illegal, it's bootlegging, but this isn't going to stop the bandit! The task is daunting - but The Bandit wants to do it. The Snowman is not so enthuastic, but he soon becomes enthrauled in the action. The Snowman takes the 18 wheeler, and The Bandit gets a Trans An. The race is on, but a few complications lead this movie onto a high speed ride trans-state.
This film is harmless fun - Reynolds is funny, and Gleason works well with him too. There's no bitter hate, the boys are having healthy competitive fun and there's no guns, something which you have to admire. You could easily sit down with the family and enjoy this movie. I do think it's a bit dated, but the fun element and the banter on the CBs makes this a classic that should really be in your DVD collection.
At this low price, who could refuse?