New York Times - 08/15/1980
"...[SMOKEY II] is about movement, action, frustration and destruction, and [Needham]...is very good at this sort of thing....[Gleason] is splendidly comic..."
Burt Reynolds stars in this second installment in the "Smokey and the Bandit" saga. This time the Bandit is hired to transport a pregnant elephant from Miami to the Republican Party convention in Dallas. But old rival sheriff Buford T. Justice will do whatever he must to prevent Bandit from getting that $400,000 fee. And this time Buford T. has some relatives to help him in his search, his brothers Reginald and Gaylord -- all played to the hilt by the incomparable Jackie Gleason. To add to Bandit's troubles, his co-pilot on the job is his former girlfriend Carrie.