Reynolds was seemingly at his best when mixing the genres of action, romance, and comedy, and it was perhaps never best exemplified than in Smokey and The Bandit! Written and directed by his pal, the legendary stuntman Hal Needham, Bandit was an instant crowd-pleaser that grossed $126 million (that’s $508 million adjusted for inflation), coming in as the second-highest grossing film of 1977 behind only Star Wars – and is notable as being Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite movie (true story). Reynolds stars as Bo “Bandit” Darville, a daredevil who is hired to transport 400 cases of Coors from Texas to Atlanta in 28 hours. On paper it sounds like a thin premise, but the film is packed with laughs, unforgettable set pieces, and lots of car action. Complementing Reynolds’ game performance measure by measure, the film also stars three other Hollywood legends: Oscar-winning actress Sally Field, the incomparable Jackie Gleason, and possibly the most famous picture car there ever was: the Pontiac T-Top Trans-Am.
Thursday, September 27 – 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm