10 Iconic Images From Your Favorite Burt Reynolds Flicks

Posted by: Matt Wright on 11/17/2021

The Cannonball Run

“A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.”

Boogie Nights

“In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.”

Deliverance

“Four city-dwelling friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods. Reeling from the ambush, the friends attempt to return home but are surrounded by dangerous rapids and pursued by a madman. Soon, their canoe trip turns into a fight for survival.”

Smokey And The Bandit

“Bandit and Cledus are two truck-driving southerners who accept a dare from big-shots Big and Little Enos to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and return it to them within a specified amount of time. Picking it up is simple enough, but as they are leaving Texas, Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar. Junior, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice. And when Buford and Junior discover what has happened, they go on a “high-speed pursuit” across the Southeast to catch the bandit.”

Dukes Of Hazzard

“Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke Duke (Johnny Knoxville) are a pair of good-ol’-boy brothers who tear through rural Hazzard County, Ga., transporting moonshine for their kindhearted Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) in their tricked-out car, the General Lee. When they learn that corrupt political kingpin Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) is evicting farmers so he can sell their land to an evil coal mining operation, the boys and their comely cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) decide to fight back.”

White Lightning

“Easygoing Arkansas good ol’ boy Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) is serving his second federal prison sentence for running moonshine when he learns his straight-arrow college graduate brother and his girlfriend have been murdered. Eager to take down corrupt county sheriff J.C. Connors (Ned Beatty), whom he suspects is behind his brother’s death, Gator agrees to a federal attorney’s deal that releases him from prison to infiltrate Connors’ underground booze-running business.”

The Longest Yard

“Disgraced pro football quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) lands in jail, where manipulative Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) recruits him to advise the institution’s team. This turns into a lead role quarterbacking a crew of inmates in a game against a team of prison guards. Aided by incarcerated ex-NFL coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), Crewe and his team must overcome not only the bloodthirstiness of the opposition, but also the corrupt officials trying to fix the game against them.”

Shamus

“When jewelry baron E.J. Hume (Ron Weyand) is robbed of a shipment of uncut diamonds, he hires former pool player and New York City private investigator Shamus McCoy (Burt Reynolds) to track down the thieves. Shamus makes the rounds of his his usual contacts and soon discovers that the case also involves a gun-smuggling ring, an ex-football player named Felix Montaigne (Alex Wilson) and Felix’s sister, Alexis (Dyan Cannon), whom the detective is helpless to resist.”

Hooper

“Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds) is getting too banged up to remain Hollywood’s top stuntman, but he signs up as the stunt coordinator for a big-budget action movie with a pushy director (Robert Klein) and a clueless star (Adam West). Ready to retire from the physical abuse, Hooper is gearing up to make the film’s climactic stunt his biggest ever, but cocky young stuntman Ski Chinski (Jan-Michael Vincent) aims to steal the glory with his more scientific, technology-oriented stunt methods.”

The Cannonball Run 2

“When a sheik (Jamie Farr) decides to sponsor a cross-country race in hope of winning, racer J.J. McLure (Burt Reynolds) enters the competition along with his friend Victor (Dom DeLuise). They aspire to claim the $1 million prize and pick up two women on the way. Meanwhile, the sheik helps Jamie Blake (Dean Martin) and Morris Fenderbaum (Sammy Davis Jr.) with an angry mob boss. But when the sheik is kidnapped, the contestants must come together to help him.”

If you’re bummed out about what happened today here are some bloopers from one of his latest movies The Longest Yard that are for sure going to make you laugh!

RIP to the great Burt Reynolds!