Programming Tribute Airing on December 26 to Include Smokey and the Bandit (1977) & The Longest Yard (1974)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of iconic actor, director and producer Burt Reynolds with a six-film tribute on Wednesday, December 26. Reynolds, who passed away on September 6 at the age of 82, was an Academy Award®-nominated actor who was in more than 100 feature films ranging from comedies to thrillers and was also a staple on television shows like Evening Shade.
The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to Burt Reynolds:
TCM Remembers Burt Reynolds – Wednesday, December 26
8:00 p.m. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) – A maverick trucker tries to save a runaway bride and a shipment of contraband beer from a small-town sheriff.
10:00 p.m. Deliverance (1972) – During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen.
12:00 a.m. The Longest Yard (1974) – When a disgraced NFL quarterback is sent to prison for stealing a car, he’s forced by the sadistic warden to take part in a convicts versus guards exhibition football game.
2:15 a.m. Hooper (1978) – An aging stuntman teams up with a young hotshot.
4:15 a.m. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) – A raucous political race results in the comeback of the wild ways of the Bandit, again pursued by arch enemy Sheriff Buford T. Justice.
6:00 a.m. Best Friends (1982) – Longtime roommates and professional partners find they aren’t prepared to make it legal.
For more information, please visit: http://myt.cm/BurtReynolds