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Smokey and the Bandit turns 40
« on: June 14, 2017, 01:46:46 pm »
Apparently, 200+ black Trans Ams will be on Hwy 82 this Sunday (June 18).

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit turns 40
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 05:18:20 pm »
Sounds awesome!! Classic movie with a great soundtrack

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit turns 40
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:29:26 am »
Looks like the Murphy USA or Walmart folks got the itinerary changed.

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit turns 40
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 05:49:46 pm »
Hard to believe that movie is that old

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Re: Smokey and the Bandit turns 40
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 03:16:23 pm »
a little trivia re the plot for this movie:  Coors beer was available in Texas at the time but not Arkansas.  The Texas side of Texarkana is Bowie County and it is a dry county, meaning you could not buy beer on that side of town (private clubs excluded).  That being said, no beer distributorship existed on the Texas side, so the beer warehouse Bandit broke into could not have existed.  The beer distributors were on the Arkansas side of town and as previously mentioned, Coors was not available in Arkansas yet.  If my memory serves me correctly, there is a little town 17 miles south of Texarkana named Domino that is the only town in Cass county that is wet and where you could have bought Coors, but with a population of less that 100, I doubt it has a beer warehouse.

this error in no way makes it less a movie, but I always found it interesting.

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