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Universal Studios’ Smokey and The Bandit Celebrates 40th Anniversary SNOWMAN: Hey Bandit, me and Fred’s got a question. BANDIT:   What do you and Fred want? SNOWMAN: How come we’re doing this? BANDIT:  Well why not? SNOWMAN:  Well they said it couldn’t be done.    BANDIT:   That’s the reason son. SNOWMAN: That’s good with Fred. We’re clear.   It’s been 40 years since that iconic conversation took place between Bandit “Bo” Darville and Cledus “Snowman” Snow in the classic movie Smokey and the Bandit.  40 years since they did what they said couldn’t be done and made the run from Texarkana to Atlanta in 28 hours hauling a load of illegal Coors Beer.   Universal Studios recently celebrated what was their second largest grossing movie of 1977 by having a limited release of the movie at select theaters across the country.   And this year, YOU can become part of a historic celebration of that milestone and become part of Smokey and the Bandit history by joining in on the 2017 Bandit Run. This 40th anniversary Run will be a once in a lifetime experience.  The event’s timeline is packed with events that have never been done before and likely will never happen again.  For the first time ever in the history of the Bandit Run, the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds will join the Runners for a question and answer session before the screening of the movie Smokey and the Bandit.  Alongside Burt will be Ellyn Needham, the widow of Hal Needham, world famous stuntman and the director of Smokey and the Bandit.  In addition, Burt will be reunited at the Q & A with one of his co-stars, Susie Ewing, who played Hot Pants Hilliard in the movie.  The two castmates have not seen each other since the movie premiere 40 years ago! The Bandit Run, brought to you by RESTORE a MUSCLE CAR in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a week-long traveling car event that will let you get your classic cars out on the open road.  Because while Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed were the human stars in the movie, playing just as important a role was the 1977 Special Edition Black and Gold Pontiac Trans Am.   Just imagine paying tribute to the all-time classic movie by loosely retracing the journey taken by the Bandit himself along with hundreds of your best friends in beautiful Pontiac Trans Ams of all years and colors.   And also in the Run will be the “Snowman’s Dream” truck, a replica of the big rig driven in the movie by Jerry Reed.  And it’s not unusual to see Buford T. Justice “tail-grabbin’” a Runner or two in...

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