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  1. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Member

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    Reynolds, of course.

    Just finished his biography from 2015, read by himself, via Audible.

    First, a story of my own. My dad was an older Dad, and one of the things he never did was go to the movies.

    Upon returning from a business trip, he couldn’t wait to take me to a movie he had seen on the flight. I had never, ever been to the movies with my dad. Sure enough, he took me to see “Smokey and the Bandit.” We both laughed so hard we were crying. From the Jackie Gleason era, my Dad couldn’t keep a straight face when he was on the screen.

    I’ve got a lot of great memories with my dad- but, not one memory in which we both laughed so hard.

    Thanks, Burt.

    Also, I loved the biography. ;)
     
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  2. MCSS1970

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    I saw him on a Carson rerun from 1978 last night. I think Burt had a good time in the 70s. Just a hunch.
     
  3. Srvwannab

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    Funny you mention that- SPOILER ALERT- at the end of his book he mentions that he would do a bunch of things differently had he had it to do again... but, he doesn't think anybody has had more fun than he had.
     
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    One of my favorite actors and part of an all-time great duo.

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    One of my all time Burt favorites. Saw it on a very hot day in Key West. Kept thinking Burt was going to mate with the missing link. Spoiler alert. Does not happen. But you could see Burt crossing the line. Right?

    Burt did a lot of movies, but I always liked

    WW and the Dixie Dance Kings
    Sharkey's Machine
    Deliverance
    The Longest Yard
     
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  7. B Money

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    Sorry, when it comes to Berts, I prefer Convey.
     
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  8. Buck Murdock

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    If you watch Semi-Tough, you can get them both.*
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    *I believe they worked together on other projects, TV maybe?
     
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    Loved it. Johnny wore Burt's drink on his tie then filled Burt's shirt with a bag of ice. Good stuff.
    In the Bandit movies, Reynolds didn't seem to be acting, just being hinself.
     
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  10. Bob T.

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    Always been a big fan of Burt on them game shows.

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    Coolest guy on the planet for many years. Love the Bandit movies, Stroker Ace, etc.
    Dumbest thing he ever did was let Sally Fields get away.
     
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    I was expecting this Burt:

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    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-last-movie-star-2018

    I recently saw this movie, and if you're a Reynolds fan, it's worth watching. This movie is a fictional examination of a popular 1970s actor's career, from the perspective of his aged self today, and the possibility of what might have been if different choices had been made.
     
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    Weird, I’m sitting here sick with a cold watching tv during the day - something I rarely do. Burt Reynolds is on the screen, a movie called 100 Rifles, it’s ok. Funny coincidence though.
     
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    Either that, or he was just being Gator McCluskey. By the time Bandit came around, he and Jerry Reed kinda had that stuff down.



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    S&TB was the first movie i went to see without an adult.
    the whole gang of us on the block got together and we walked 10 blocks to the old Canarsie theater in Brooklyn.

    still remember the pop corn fights and the long walk home with no $$ left to buy an 25 cent ice cream cone.

    there was also something about Jerry Reed. I didnt know he was a guitar player then but I did end up with a yellow Cat cat that summer.
     
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    I shared the same Smokey and the Bandit experience with my dad as a kid.

    To this day, when I want someone to stop doing something they're mangling I say in Jackie Gleason's voice, "Hol' up on that car wash, gentlemen." My family always look at me like WTF?
     
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    Jerry Reed was a PHENOMENAL guitarist. He actually wrote quite a few big hits for several artists. A talented guy for sure.
     
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    No joke.
     
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