Topic: New video about the filming of Smokey and the Bandit

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    Aug 22, 2009 at 9:44 am
    Here are the links to two videos concerning the actual filming in 1976. Part 2 contains actual "behind the scenes" photos. Actors, Trans Ams, etc. Enjoy!!


    http://www.yo...v=BV20JzvPqDQ

    http://www.yo...v=FM1NHmb_bUQ

     

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    Aug 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Tyler,

    GREAT job on the videos and images... Amaising how movies are made and how long it takes to find out about the behind the scenes information... Would love to be back in the 70's again... Everytime I drive my 77 SE it brings me back... Looking at all the old images I do recall wearing some of the same clothes when the movie came out and I was 17 years old... I actually had the same jeans that the kid got kneed in the mid section in the movie (the kid that spelled out the license plate BAN ONE) after Burt took off with Frog... GREAT Job!!

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    Aug 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm
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    Originally posted by BudgetBird  Yes, i have to agree, great job on the video's.....I don't know if any of you have seen this or not but i found this on Youtube....Forget who told me about it but, here is the link....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wP3jgDGQuM&feature=related


    Thanks for sharing !

     

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    Dec 2, 2009 at 10:09 am
    Alright everyone I need help with this. We all know the runor of a 1976 Trans Am being in the movie. We know from the interview that no 76 was ever seen on the set. I have been watching the movie on my comuter. The scene where they are at the Texas state line appears to look like 76 wheels on the car. Everything else looks the same, license plate, CB antanae, stripes, etc.... I have looked and stopped the video many times in several different spots at this scene and the wheels appear to be 76 rims in every segment. Is this an optical illusion? I cannot imagine this being true as there is no need in this scene to have a 76. No where in else in the movie does the wheels look like 76's. What are your thoughts?? scratchchin image



     

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    Feb 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    there was a mag i think muscle car review? back in 90s that did a interview with hal and stated that the 76 was used for the bridge jump cause it was the only 4spd car and they dropped a 455 in it. the issue was titled anniversery of smokey and the bandit.i did have this article to prove to non believes that they did put a 455 in one and its still in storage ,when sprig hits and i clean it out ill post pics but the issue still should be able to be bought on ebay

     

    excuse me sir your a$$ is on fire i bet youll be glad to get back to canada and stick it in the snow! smokey and the bandit 2(1980 TTA son of trigger Y84SE)

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    Feb 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    Originally posted by bandit327  there was a mag i think muscle car review? back in 90s that did a interview with hal and stated that the 76 was used for the bridge jump cause it was the only 4spd car and they dropped a 455 in it. the issue was titled anniversery of smokey and the bandit.i did have this article to prove to non believes that they did put a 455 in one and its still in storage ,when sprig hits and i clean it out ill post pics but the issue still should be able to be bought on ebay


    According to Don Schleiser (spl) , he was the stunt coordinator for all 3 movies, said they put a NASCAR small block chevy motor in the bridge jump car. Said the Poncho motor didn't rev fast enough. The got the motor at a local race teams shop. Saw the interview myself.

    Those are 76 Honeycombs on the car. About the only difference between 77 and 76 is the front end sheet metal. From the back, can't tell the difference.

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    Feb 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    who knows.ill dig this out when spring hits,best i rem its a 1992 issue 25th anniversery of smokey and the bandit

     

    excuse me sir your a$$ is on fire i bet youll be glad to get back to canada and stick it in the snow! smokey and the bandit 2(1980 TTA son of trigger Y84SE)

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    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    I interviewed another guy who was in the movie and answers the question:WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CARS?? Yes, they were crushed. We visited the sight where they were crushed and we found an old HOBBS semi trailer too. No, it wasn't the movie trailer.

    Here are the links:

    http://www.yo...v=3gXVvpQZQsM

    Chapter 1

    http://www.yo...v=O9W3Me4DLZo

    Chapter 2

     

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    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:24 am
    smile image NIce interview Big T.......Thanks for sharing...........

     

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    Sep 26, 2010 at 8:49 am
    While looking at Fox news .com,today , scroll down to the lesure section, theres a article on the Trans am, more about the 2nd gen cars eek image .

     

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