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He provided a lot of entertainment. RIP Brother and thank you for the laughs.
 

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No one hated backwater man-rapists like he did. 6D4BE123-0819-4DB4-B3F6-CDB56A487B55.gif
 
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A great buddy of mine was a deputy down in, I think, West Palm Beach where Burt Reynolds had his estate/ranch/home. Said he was the most pro-police person he had ever met. Every year, he had BBQ's and events for all the local officers. If they were on the street or doing traffic, he'd be out there with water, lunch or just a kind word. He sent their kids Christmas cards and presents. He gave out scholarships. Never, ever, too busy to give a kind word to the guys who worked a beat anywhere he went...

His support for veterans, too, was amazing. And during the post-Vietnam period when your average Hollywood douche-nozzle was loving on the NVA.. Burt Reynolds was for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Long before it was trendy.

A great American... on so many levels. Smokey and the Bandit is a classic, no matter what the art-fags say. And Burt Reynolds is the kind of American we should all aspire to be. He never for got the people who made it possible for him to be a hell of a funny actor!

RIP Bandit. Someday I hope to be as good a citizen as you were!

Sirhr
 

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He had swagger.

I loved a lot of his movies. But my two favorites are Boogie Nights and Hooper.
 

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RIP Bandit. Grew up watching him and Clint. Loved his laugh. A line from Hooper has stayed with me for decades" That's all well and good Doc, but how about my penis erectus" A part of Americana is gone and will be missed.
 

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I watched the original Smokey and the Bandit night before last. I don't think Burt made a movie that I didn't like.

RIP Bandit, Burt Convy has been drinking alone for almost 30 years waiting for his buddy.
 
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My niece is having a super hero themed birthday party in a couple weeks. Last night I finished my Captain Chaos costume. Now my faithful companion Cato is gone.
 

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I got home from the rifle range about a hour ago and in conversation with my lady she asked me "did you hear who passed away today?" I said no who? she said "Burt Reynolds" I got sad for a few minutes and then thought to myself He is probably the only actor I ever heard about that died and I got sad about it............RIP Burt
 

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Thanks for the memories...… Godspeed Bandit.
 

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RIP Bandit. I don’t remember a Burt Reynolds movie that I disliked. “Malone” was a good movie that no one has mentioned.
 
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I liked all of his movies. He will be missed. I had not heard about his involvement with the LE community but I am not surprised. RIP Burt!
 

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I'm currently trying to find "Stick", with Candace Bergen, on either Amazon or Netflix. One of my favorites that a lot of folks don't remember.
Momma is coming home from Boston for the weekend. I foresee a Burt Reynolds marathon. Stroker Ace anyone?
 

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He was awesome...loved the original Smokey and the Bandit
 
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