Being appreciative of Amazon making this movie available at this time I thought it warranted comment. This is a classic B-movie comedy that punches above due to to three men: Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, and "The Great One" Jackie Gleeson. What we have here is....a total disrespect for the Hollywood comic method, then and now. And it scored then and is still a hoot to watch. Reynolds perfected the art of never taking a performance so serious as to suck the life out of it as is in constant evidence here. You didn't have to be a southerner to find plenty of laughs. It's a kind of Americana red-neck pop art that won't die because all of the humor is good natured and supremely rooted in reality. Reynolds just has to show up because this fit his persona quite like a hand in glove. He's at his totally assured smart-aleck best. Jerry Reed not only is the perfect side-kick, but his song nailed the whole affair like few, save Dolly Parton, could. Then there is the "silver bullet" (not the newer watery Coors) of Jackie Gleeson. It's incomprehensible that any other actor could have brought the whole chase home like his Buford T. Justice. Then there's the supporting cast of Sally Fields, Pat McCormick, and Paul Williams who ice the cake with a rich frosting that just ticks all the little extra boxes, especially Fields who no one would have likely guesses would have been such gold in such a role. There won't be such PC incorrect comedies ever made again, with such a sweet core, as five decades have obliterated the fact that good comedy pokes fun without condoning or disparaging. That is why it is such a great film that still works today and is actually a minor masterpiece. Burt was an American iconic actor and this is Burt just being Burt! RIP, you gave us many great moments on screen and other wise.