Mostly for the Money

If there’s one movie most people in the trucking industry born before our country’s bicentennial remember it’s this one – Smokey and the Bandit.

Heck, even some younger folks have an appreciation for the classic tale of The Bandit, played by Burt Reynolds, outfoxing Sheriff Buford T. Justice, played by Jackie Gleason, and his son Junior, played by Mike Henry – thanks to Amazon, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and American Movie Classics.

In fact, if you have a hankerin’ to see the 1977 hit movie on the big screen, TCM will be presenting the movie at select CineMark theaters on May 21 and 24 as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. While show times have yet to be posted, you can check back here for more details.

Meanwhile, what’s your favorite line from the movie? Remember these:

  • “For the good ol’ American life. For the money, for the glory, and for the fun. Mostly for the money.”
  • “You see son, old legends never die. They just lose weight.”
  • “I guess a legend and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.”
  • “Bandit? This is Mr. B., and I’m gearjammin’ this rollin’ refinery, you got another smokey on the rubber.”
  • “Any cat who would paint his truck like this would go to a minister’s funeral dressed in feathers.”
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