There are a lot of things to be learned about the iconic movie, "Smokey and the Bandit." Can you believe most "Smokey and the Bandit" facts shock even the most experienced film buffs? For instance, did you know that the car-chase classic first gained fame after defeating the first installment of Star Wars in 1977? Here is another one. Did you know most of the film\u2019s principal shooting did not take place in Texas? All these surprising facts only made the movie even more popular. Years later, fans are still talking about the exciting high-speed chase between Bandit and the foul-mouthed Sherriff Buford T. Justice. Some of them are still singing some of the movie's catchy songs, and copying most of the film's best dialogue. Indeed, "Smokey and the Bandit" produced some of the most memorable lines ever to be heard on film. Despite its triumph, \u201cSmokey and the Bandit,\u201d received mixed reviews from both viewers and critics. For some, it glamourized a real-life issue, the Coors Beer bootlegging problem. Burt Reynolds\u2019 rebellious Bandit bootlegging Coors beer across state lines was something not to be emulated, even if it became one of the highest-grossing movies when it came out. Whether it was a good movie or a bad movie, the popularity of this flick cannot be denied. Did the bits of trivia we mentioned encourage you to know more about the megahit 1977 action comedy film? Then you know what to do, read on to know more "Smokey and the Bandit" facts! Have fun!