What Route Did The Bandit Take?

How many cars were crashed in Smokey and the Bandit?

Though we just finished talking about how Hal Needham managed to secure four Trans Ams for filming, all four of them ended up malfunctioning in some way or another.

Three of the four cars were totaled, for instance..

What was the bandits name?

Bandit’s real name—Bo Danville—is barely mentioned in the movie. And that was only one change from the original script, in which his name was LaRoue, his car wasn’t a Trans Am, and his reward for hauling a load of Coors beer across state lines was a new truck, not an $80,000 payday.

How much horsepower did the bandit car have?

With T-tops and 7.4-liter LSX supercharged V8 engines, these “Trans Am Bandit Edition” rides are capable of putting out a whopping 840 horsepower each. To put that into perspective, the original Bandit Trans-Ams only had 185 horsepower.

Is Coors still unpasteurized?

The most unusual aspect of the Coors process is that the beer is not pasteurized, as all but a half‐dozen of the 90 or so American beers are. … Coors stopped pasteurizing its product 18 years ago because it decided that “heat is an enemy of beer,” according to a company spokesman.

Is taking Coors east of Texas Illegal?

A: It wasn’t south of Texas – it was east of the Mississippi River. Coors was not licensed to be sold in the east at that time (it, of course, is different today). Anyone carrying more than what would be considered for personal consumption (about 24 beers) would be in violation of the registration and licensing law.

What was Smokey and the Bandit route?

Bandit was driving from Texarkana to Georgia. Fayetteville is way north of any direct route from Texarkana to Georgia. After picking Carrie up when they were in Descent County Arkansas, while they were driving, Bandit passes a Georgia State road sign clearly showing as GA 92 with the GA state outline on the sign.

What did the bandit drive?

Universal Studios wouldn’t let the actor keep the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am he drove while playing Bo “Bandit” Darville in 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, so he commissioned a copy of the movie car for personal use. A wheeled memento, one that’d allow Reynolds to bring back “Bandit” any time he wanted.

Was any of Smokey and the Bandit filmed in Alabama?

While not filmed in Alabama, the popular action comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” partially takes place in the state.

How many bandit cars were used in the movie?

By the time they shot the final scene, they had wiped out three Trans Ams and the fourth wouldn’t start after all of the stunts, so another car was used to push it into the scene. For Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), Needham asked for and received 10 Trans Ams and 55 Bonnevilles with no trouble.

Why was Coors illegal in Smokey and the Bandit?

Because of laws surrounding preservation and pasteurization, Coors was illegal to distribute in many states, including those east of the Mississippi River. For all the silliness in Smokey and the Bandit, the movie’s primary plot point was based on an element of truth.

Why wasn’t Coors sold east of the Mississippi?

Because Coors beer was made at the time without pasteurization or the addition of certain preservatives, it could not attain licensing for distribution in states farther away than the Mississippi River, and therefore remained a regional product, albeit a somewhat trendy one.

Where did the bandit take the beer?

In the movie, starring Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason, a wealthy Texan in Georgia hires Reynolds (“Bandit”) to get him some bootleg Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas — at that time Coors wasn’t sold east of the Mississippi River — and to do it in under 28 hours.