The Stunts Were Crazy
“Smokey and the Bandit” is perhaps best known for its thrilling car chases and stunts. The stunts in the film were performed by a team of skilled drivers and stunt performers because they were that dangerous. One of the most memorable stunts in the film was the scene where the Bandit jumps a partially collapsed bridge (via Slash Gear).
The ramp was designed to launch the car at the right speed and angle to clear the gap in the bridge. Another memorable stunt in the film was the scene where the Bandit and his partner Snowman use the Trans Am to jump a police car parked across the highway. The stunt was performed using a specially designed ramp and a remote control police car.