"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".