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Agarra-me se Puderes (Smoke & Bandit)


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2304611940_878b621c39_m.jpgA huge success at the time of its

release (only Star Wars made more money in 1977), Smokey and the

Bandit was the right movie at the right time, riding the wave of Burt

Reynolds popularity, rascally Southern good ol' boys, country music, and CB

Radio culture that peaked in the late 70s.  It's hard to remember now how

much of a talent Burt Reynolds was, not only as a leading man, but as a

comedian, infusing his film with a comic irreverence that makes this standard

chase vehicle so much fun.  Credit first-time director Hal Needham (The

Cannonball Run, Hooper) for allowing his the actors to ad-lib as much of

their lines as possible, while also keeping the action coming with some

outstanding stunt work (Needham spent many years as a stuntman and

coordinator).  While it won't win any awards for cinematic excellence,

there are very few to tread the same path that have as much fun with the

material, with a charm so infectious, we in the audience have fun right along

with them.

Reynolds plays the titular Bandit, a

devil-may-care car driver who accepts an offer by a couple if wealthy

entrepreneurs to illegally haul 400 cases of beer across state lines for

$80,000 cash.  Never one to turn down a challenge, Bandit teams up with

his trusty partner, Cledus (Reed, The Waterboy),

to drive the tractor trailer, while he plays the role of spoiler, luring the

police away from the truck, as they will have to speed the whole way in order

to make it in time to claim their money.  Along the way, they pick up a

spunky bride-to-be (Field, Legally Blonde 2),

who has just ditched her wedding with Sheriff Buford T. Justice's (Gleason,

"The Honeymooners") and hitched a ride with the Bandit.  The Sheriff soon

becomes obsessed with getting the Bandit, as well as the bride back for his

son, doing everything in his power to coerce the law enforcement to try to

stop them at every turn.

Smokey and the Bandit almost

single-handedly popularized much of the movie and television culture for the

next several years, spawning a market for chase flicks such as The Blues

Brothers and The Cannonball Run, and the wildly popular "The Dukes of

Hazzard" television series.  The movie revitalized Gleason's popularity

with the public, introducing him to a new generation of fans, while Reynolds

himself would be catapulted into superstardom.  There's also terrific

chemistry between Reynolds and co-star Fields, which shouldn't come as a

surprise since it also existed off camera as well.  Just as important a

star is the cool Trans Am that the Bandit careens around in -- a sweet ride,

especially for high speed pursuits and action-stunts galore.

It's been ripped off so many times by

so many bad films and television shows that its a movie that earns very little

respect by people nowadays, and I feel that's a shame.  Sure, it's not

complex, or really very inspired, but somehow all of the parts came together

in the right ways to deliver dynamic chemistry and a breezy good time. 

This isn't one for the critics or the films snobs -- strictly for the fans of

Burt, Gleason, and 70s country nostalgia.







trans-am! heheheheh



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não so te dando uma ideia, e que no filme quando o Patrick - sobrenome nao sei heheheheh!! - chega pra avaliar o local onde trabalhara,  doble duice - se nao me engano - o preconceito caipira americano vem atona! eles desdenham do carro de bicha que ele usa e mandam comprar um carro de verdade, um legitimo feito em detroid! hehehehehehe posso estar equivocado mas isso que me veio a mente quando li sua paixão -verdadeiro fetiche pela caroça da estrelinha ! hehehehehehehehehno topico de carros! heheheheh



p.s tambem gosto e gostaria de ter uma mercedes só que mais antiga tipo anos 60 e a disel hhehehehe . heheheheheheh



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