Smokey And The Bandit
The movie refers to the word ''smokeys'' (or ''smokies'') which is an American slang word for ''police officers''. The singular form of the word is ''smokey''. The term became popularized in American cinema after the popularity of the picture 'Smokey and the Bandit' (1977). 'C.B. Hustlers' (1976), which features the term, was first released the year before. The popularity of the 'Smokey and the Bandit' movies, Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), created a mini-cycle of similarly titled ''Smokey'' pictures such as Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983), Smokey Bites the Dust (1981), Smokey and the Judge (1980), Smokey and the Hotwire Gang (1979), Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws (1978) and 'The Great Smokey Roadblock' [See: The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977)].
Smokey and the Bandit