In one of Burt Reynolds’ most memorable roles, Smokey and the Bandit was filmed throughout the South. Rednecks Bandit and Cledus accept a challenge to pick up a shipment of beer from Texas and return with it in a specified amount of time. Along the way, they have trouble with “the law” and pick up a young woman running away from her wedding, played by a young Sally Field.
Filmed In: Atlanta, Cumming, Helen, Jonesboro, McDonough, Redan and Riverdale, Georgia; additional scenes filmed in California.
If You Like: The Dukes of Hazzard, The Cannonball Run