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RIP The Bandit"
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:06 PM

Burt Reynolds passed away today. He sure made a lot of really entertaining movies.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:02 PM
Sad,lots of good roles,even as late as the Longest Yard remake,this one kind of hits me in a funny way,cant picture him getting old.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:08 PM

Loved him in Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. He was linked up with so many Hollywood females - Dinah Shore, Sally Fields, Farrah Fawcet, Chris Evert, Goldie Hawn, Inger Stevens.

I remember reading about his marriage and messy divorce with Lonnie Anderson in the tabloids back then. 

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Posted by Caveman on Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:07 PM

Sad to see him go.  He will always be J.J. McClure to me, driving the heck out of that old ambulance.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:40 PM

Tojo72
Sad,lots of good roles,even as late as the Longest Yard remake,this one kind of hits me in a funny way,cant picture him getting old.
 

I feel the same way. Kind of shocking to see some of the latest pictures of him.

 

RIP Bandit

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Daddyman on Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:53 PM

He will always be The Bandit to me. I remember seeing "Smokey and the Bandit" at Radio City Music Hall during my senior trip. We forgot we were in NY during the film. The Rockettes quickly brought us back to our location and our chaperones to the front row. They were our teachers just teaching us another kind of lesson.

RIP Bandit. East bound and down.

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:29 PM
Sad news indeed but now he's back with the Snowman once again, has it really been 10 years since we lost Jerry Reed?

Clint

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:18 PM

Too bad... lots of fun movies... well - deliverance was pretty serious.  But these guys seemed to have a great time on the set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avis_OWEZlI

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:57 PM

He sure knew how to entertain us and have fun himself while doing so. A life well lived in the public eye. I don’t think that we will see another like him.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 07, 2018 1:26 AM

stikpusher

He sure knew how to entertain us and have fun himself while doing so. A life well lived in the public eye. I don’t think that we will see another like him.

 

Probably in the balance a good thing for women.

I remember a movie called "Shamus". He just went for it wherever he was. Kind of cute, totally not right. Wasn't there a line where he brings Dyan Cannon up to his room. He sleeps on a pool table. She says, "how do I sleep on this?".

"With your feet in the corner pockets".

So wrong in so many 1970's ways.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 07, 2018 8:12 AM

Yeah, probably won't be another like him. I'm partial to his 'fun' movies- I need to see 'Smoky and the Bandit' again- it's been ages.

 

One of my favorite roles he played was in 'The Twilight Zone' episode 'The Bard' were a struggling playwright summons up William Shakespeare and Reynolds has a tiny role as a beatnik actor who has a thing for Tennesee Williams and gets up in Shakespeare's face when the playwright expresses a rather low opinion of some of Williams work he reads! 

I was sitting there the whole episode thinking 'who is that actor, I ought to know him' till at the end Reynolds name comes up. He didn't have his trademark mustache back then, I think that really threw me off!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 07, 2018 8:35 AM

Hmmm;

  Everyone remembers him for the " Bandit " movies . Thing is they oft times do forget his other work . Then there are those to whom he is an asterisk . Well, I will remember the laughs he gave me , But it was Grand .

  Do they even have fuel for the Black Beast ? He and Snowman must be having a good laugh right now . R.I.P. " Bandit "

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, September 07, 2018 9:05 AM

He probably wasn't the best roll model for a teenage boy in the 70's, but I would do it all again.  I ran my motorcycle under a tractor trailer, and also drove 110 down the interstate a number of times.  Even flipped my stockcar and ended upsidedown, minus the chicken suite.

Good times Burt.  Your movies inspired me to do some crazy things in my youth, and in later years, I can never look at Vaseline and not giggle.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 07, 2018 12:41 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hmmm;

  Everyone remembers him for the " Bandit " movies . Thing is they oft times do forget his other work . Then there are those to whom he is an asterisk . Well, I will remember the laughs he gave me , But it was Grand .

  Do they even have fuel for the Black Beast ? He and Snowman must be having a good laugh right now . R.I.P. " Bandit "

 

Well ol Bandit and Snowman better watch out. Buford T Justice got there first and will be layin in wait.

of course I always loved Hooper and Cannonball Run also. Great fun!!! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 07, 2018 1:05 PM

Ya Know ;

 When we all get there it's gonna be chaos ! One big , good ole boys party !

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:19 AM

Anybody remember him as Dan August? I enjoyed the series though it only lasted one season I think. I love watching the Gator McKlusky movies, Gator and White Llightning which are action packed and have funny moments. RIP Bandit.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:12 AM

Hats off to the last man to drive a Pontiac over the speed limit.

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:54 AM

I remember whenb I was at the hobby shop outside of Little rock A.F.B. and we watched them filming on the highway near us.  At the time we had no idea what they were filming except that it was for a movie.  It caught us off guard a little when we saw some police cars that were not from Arkansas.  Later they filmed the scene at the water mill when Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields stopped for a break.  The mill was in a depression in a far corner of a mall just outside of The city of Little Rock.

I always wondered what was in the trees in the corner of that massive parking lot so one day I drove over and walked into the trees, and there was the mill.

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