The collected trilogy, starring Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason. In 'Smokey and the Bandit' (1977), bootlegging truck driver The Bandit (Reynolds) bets a Texan millionaire (Pat McCormick) that he can smuggle a consignment of prohibited beer across state lines from Texas to Atlanta in just over a day. Cue an extended car chase across the country, with Gleason playing the dim-witted sheriff in pursuit and Sally Field providing some on-the-road romance. In 'Smokey and the Bandit II' (1980), Bandit is now an alcoholic down on his luck, who accepts the job of delivering an elephant to the Republican National Convention in just 24 hours. Hot on his tail of course, is the redneck sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason). 'Smokey and the Bandit III' (1983) sees truck driver Cletus (Jerry Reed) hired to deliver a replica shark from Miami to a seafood restaurant in Texas. On the way, Cletus is mistaken by Sheriff Justice for his old enemy The Bandit, and a high-speed chase ensues as Buford and his son set out to apprehend him.