Saturday, March 18, 2006

Just Watched Our Smokey and the Bandit DVD

"Eastbound and down, loaded up 'n truckin. We gonna do what they say can't be done..."
"We got a long way to go and a short time to get there, I'm eastbound just watch ol' Bandit run." - Smokey and The Bandit theme song "Eastbound 'n Down" by Jerry Reed.

We just finished watching our "Smokey and the Bandit" (SATB) DVD and boy was it cool to see how some of our Georgia roads looked in the 1970's. :)

First of all, I need to make a correction regarding the movie's overall plot... the time to go from Atlanta to Texarkana and back with the truckload of Coors Beer was 28 hours... not 18.

Second, the freeway scenes on GA 400 were IMHO the most fascinating in terms of "roadgeek history"... especially where the Bandit was being chased by the Georgia State Patrol around and around the interchange (Exit 13 - GA 141). Ever since I was a teenager, I've loved trying to identify the places and roads in any movie that was shot on location in Georgia. :)

Finally, here's one of my favorite lines from Sheriff Buford T. Justice (the late Jackie Gleason).... "...I'M GONNA BARBECUE YOUR A** IN MOLASSES!!!"

If you have a favorite SATB scene or line, then please feel free to share it with us.

That's all for now, y'all. Thanks for visiting and we'll "catch you on the flip-flop".

4 comments:

XOZ said...

You betcha. I wish I could've told what highways they were on. I've heard some was I-85. It definitely looks like they were in NE GA overall judging by the terrain and scenery and/or near LaGrange. Some things I noted including the wood posts, the square metal reflectors anchored to shorter ones approaching bridges and the simpler looking roads. I really, really miss the old wood posts and old-style signs that actually looked official :( Technology and GDOT were a bad mix.

Bucksgirl said...

My favorite scene is in the second movie when they have all of the truckers going against the smokies. I have always been a fan of SATB. I am sixteen years old and I actually think I was five when I first watched the whole series. My dad is the one who watched them with me, but that is the only time that him and I hang out anymore is when the whole series is on. I have always wanted the theme song as my ringtone, but my dad says that would be to foolish.

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Anonymous said...

I was told many scenes were shot in S.Atlanta. Stockbridge,Fayetteville,Riverdale, etc.
My favorite line which I'd love to have as my ringtone is when, BTJ says"You some bitches couldn't close an umbrella!"