It's been a few years since Cletus and the Bandit made their famous 28-hour run to Texas for a few cases of Coors. Bandit is now a washed-up has-been living in the past, until Big Enos and Little Enos make him another offer: Transport a live Elephant across country in 3 days or less.Written by
Charlotte, the Asian elephant in Smokey and the Bandit II, was portrayed by an elephant named Cora. Cora was owned by Bill and Cindy Morris of Elephant Encounter. Bill was a second generation elephant trainer. He and Cora literally grew up together. Both of his sons have also worked add elephant trainers. Sadly, Bill passed away suddenly back in 2015. Their last two elephants, Cora and Shannon went to live out their years at Topeka Zoo in Kansas. Cora is nearly 60 years old now. See more »
During the wedding, mountains are visible in the background. There are no hills or mountains visible from Texarkana, Texas. See more »
You know I could take you head off.
And you know that's just what you' gonna have to do.
What is WRONG with you idiots? You act like she's human!
[sees tears running down Charlotte's face, Doc starts crying, Cledus tears up]
I'm sorry, Charlotte.
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Extensive overdubbing was required for network TV broadcast, in particular replacing a good percentage of Jackie Gleason's dialogue with new lines spoken by an actor with a noticably higher voice. The recurring phrase "Sum-bitch!" became "Scum-bum!" (same as TV prints of the first Smokey and the Bandit (1977)). Even the bloopers at the end needed to be redubbed, with the phrase "your mother's ass" being changed to "your father's face"! See more »
"Smokey and the Bandit II" is a blown opportunity. I am not a big fan of sequels because they generally just repeat the same formula of the original. Here is no exception. But what bothers me is of ALL the ideas they could use they pick transporting an elephant? And why make the Bandit down on his luck? We want to see him on top of the world in the spoils of wealth from the first film. But all we get to see are he and Sally Field fighting. Jackie Gleason is good but the resurrection of some of his classic characters though nice, is totally unnecessary to the film. A big disappointment.
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