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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Max Apple (screenplay), Brian Williams (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ... Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ... Peggy Sue Turner
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Lester
Kari Lizer ... Cindy
John Blyth Barrymore ... Harold
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Deputy Bentley
William Forsythe ... Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
Charles Howerton ... Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ... Abu Habib Bibubu
Michael Greene ... Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey Don Corey ... Short Arab
Dick Miller ... Glen Wilson
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Woman Sheriff
Adriana Shaw Adriana Shaw ... Woman Deputy
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This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow That Car See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Coach: [Kenny is abandoning the football game to chase after Roscoe] I don't want to get personal with you, Kenny, but what in the HELL are you trying to do to me?
Kenny: How much do you know about love, sir?
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version is cut by 36 seconds for a 'PG' rating. The '15' rated video release is uncut. See more »

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Features Grand Theft Auto (1977) See more »

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14 August 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Cursed be you, Burt Reynolds.

Because of "Smokey and the Bandit", the movie-going public has been forced to slog through millions of pale imitations of the same product, all to make a buck.

Which brings us to "Smokey Bites the Dust"; which, I think, DID earn at least a buck.

Meaning it broke even with its budget.

From the beginning scene where we see the Smokey of the title drinking from a baby bottle with booze in it while waiting for speeders in Backwater, USA, I knew I was in for a slow downhill ride to nowhere. I was right.

If one county, let alone backwoods town actually had this many car crashes in the course of one day, they could very well become the scrap metal center of the known world. As it turns out, this entire movie IS the scrap (minus the "s") center of the known world all by itself.

Gale Ann Hurd produced this when she was young and foolish. We all gotta start somewhere, I suppose.

One star. Plus half a star for the dumb jock football player.


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