Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge.
Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook.Written by
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Hal Needham: Director Needham has two separate cameos in the film. The first is when Stroker (Burt Reynolds) is doing the TV ad dressed as a chicken. He's the voice of the commercial director asking him to do one more take (as seen in the outtakes when Burt's 'Smokey and the Bandit' co-star Jerry Reed shows up on set). The second is during the bar fight at the hotel. When Stroker gives a thumbs-up to Lugs (Jim Nabors) and then does a comical spin out of the scene when he's punched by a man in a cowboy hat jettisoning him into a Ladies room. The cowboy is Needham. See more »
During the Daytona 500 at the start of the film, the main grandstand is empty in some shots. See more »
Dreary comedy with Reynolds wasting himself on silly gags as a NASCAR driver going head to head with fried chicken mogul Beatty. Burt even dresses like a chicken and that's pretty much how the film operates. Jim Nabors won a much deserved Razzie for his performance and Anderson is neither sexy nor talented. Burt and director Needham's streak of films came to a crashing halt soon after this mess.
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