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Smokey is the Bandit (surfaced as Smokey IS The Bandit Part 3 in 2010) is a cancelled 1983 film starring Jackie Gleason playing both Sheriff Buford T. Justice and the Bandit. [1]


The plot is identical to the final film, but with Jackie Gleason playing both Buford and the Bandit (mentioned earlier).

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. As of right now, the only reason why the film was cancelled was that test audiences didn't like the results of the original version of the film.


  • The original version was cancelled and was released as Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 with Jackie Gleason playing Buford T. Justice and Jerry Reed as the Bandit due to Burt Reynolds' refusal to star in the film.
  • Half of the original film was re-shot with Jerry Reed as the Bandit and Jackie Gleason as Buford T. Justice due to the negative reaction from test audiences.
  • In 2010, two pieces of evidence that the original version of Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 going to be made surfaced on the web, a teaser trailer and a photo of Jackie Gleason as the Bandit.