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14 hours ago, Tempy said:

Pedro Pascal for Bandit surely :) 

 

His resemblance to Burt Reynolds is uncanny at times.

 

Him or Nathan Fillion, who Pedro Pascal gets mistaken for a lot. Fillion has that roguish charm that Reynolds had.

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Smokey & The Bandit and Star Wars were the 2 films I had on VHS (recorded from the TV of course, nobody could afford to buy films then) and watched endlessly during school holidays as a kid in the early 80s.

 

Wasn't the theme tune East Bound & Down (loaded up and truckin) - Danny McBride has to be in this. Just typing the song title has bought every word of it swarming back into my head, such good memories.

 

Part of me wants to see it, part of me thinks just leave it alone - wonder if they'll try to bring it up to date with Snowman driving a truck of Mexican illegal immigrants across the border or doing an Oxy Express run from Florida ? Stateline beer runs seemed so harmless they could be loveable villains, it needs to keep that air about it I feel

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I loved it so much that I made a CB radio out of a shoebox with an old electric shaver as the mouthpiece tied to it with a piece of string. I then lashed it to my bike and rode around the village recreating Bo's thrilling adventures. Needless to say I was mercilessly beaten up, so I obviously have very mixed emotions about this news.

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Part of me wants to see it, part of me thinks just leave it alone - wonder if they'll try to bring it up to date with Snowman driving a truck of Mexican illegal immigrants across the border...

The twist is that all the Mexicans died and Snowman goes down for a very long stretch. 

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2 hours ago, Gotters said:

Smokey & The Bandit and Star Wars were the 2 films I had on VHS (recorded from the TV of course, nobody could afford to buy films then) and watched endlessly during school holidays as a kid in the early 80s.

 

Me too! Smokey and the Bandit 1&2 were on permanent rotation on my Dad's VHS when i was wee. Along with the Star Wars Trilogy and Cannonball Run movies.

 

In fact a few weeks ago I watched most of the first one on late night ITV4. It stands up well and brought back a lot of fond memories.

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Some of it will not have aged well, which goes for a lot of 70s popular culture I suspect

 

There is no way, NO way that you came from my loins. The first thing I'm gonna do when I get home is punch your momma in the mouth.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Doctor Shark said:

 

His resemblance to Burt Reynolds is uncanny at times.

 

Him or Nathan Fillion, who Pedro Pascal gets mistaken for a lot. Fillion has that roguish charm that Reynolds had.

Fillian is a great call.

 

They need to keep the tradition going from the Bandit and Cannonball films of showing the bloopers during the end credits too.

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5 hours ago, Jammy said:

Fillian is a great call.

 

They need to keep the tradition going from the Bandit and Cannonball films of showing the bloopers during the end credits too.

 

The bloopers with Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise were priceless! I also loved Jack Elam's mad doctor and Roger Moore and Jackie Chan's turns in Cannonball Run.

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6 hours ago, Gotters said:

There is no way, NO way that you came from my loins. The first thing I'm gonna do when I get home is punch your momma in the mouth.

 

Jackie Gleason is utterly astonishing in these films.  The Diablo Sandwich and a Dr Pepper scene has Burt Reynolds on the edge of completely losing it. Mike Henry is much underrated as Gleason's foil, too.

 

There is a bit with a cigarette in the first one that is just brilliant physical comedy and tells you everything you need to know about the two characters in about 50 seconds.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Plissken said:

Jackie Gleason is utterly astonishing in these films.

He really is the star, Reynolds is dripping charisma, but it's Gleason's movie. This might be the defining movie of my very early youth, it was before Back to the Future and I liked it way more than Star Wars.

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9 hours ago, Plissken said:

 

Jackie Gleason is utterly astonishing in these films.  The Diablo Sandwich and a Dr Pepper scene has Burt Reynolds on the edge of completely losing it. Mike Henry is much underrated as Gleason's foil, too.

 

There is a bit with a cigarette in the first one that is just brilliant physical comedy and tells you everything you need to know about the two characters in about 50 seconds.

 

 

Even as a kid I could just about put up with the handsome Bandit in the cool car getting away from Gleason, but always felt sorry for him not even being able to catch Snowman. As an adult you do realise who the star of the film really is.

 

I used to have a convertible car when my son was younger, he liked to wear a baseball cap whilst we were driving with the roof down and for my own personal amusement taught him it was funny to say 'my hat blew off daddy' - always made me laugh.

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