|Reynolds is the Bandit, a king-of-the-road trucker hero who accepts the ultimate challenge: pick up a truckload of Coors beer in Texarkana--the closest place it can be legally sold--and haul it cross-country to Atlanta in 28 hours. The reward? $80,000! The result? The wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed! The reason? A Texas "Smokey," Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason), becomes maniacally obsessed with apprehending the elusive Bandit when he joined forces with Smokey's son's runaway bride (Sally Field)!