Episode 121: "Bullitt" and "Smokey and the Bandit"
Bullitt Bandit! Burt Reynolds and Steve McQueen are two very different types of leading men - but with their greatest hits, they led the box office with the same genre of film: the car chase movie! Burt Reynolds and Steve McQueen are two of the most successful leading men in movie history, yet they appealed to wildly different audiences:
McQueen was the master of detached cool in road romances like The Getaway or the experimental Thomas Crown Affair ... Whereas Reynolds exuded easy, relatable charm in everything from Gator to Hooper. But their biggest hits came from a single genre: the car chase movie! So buckle up for tonight's double feature of Bullitt and Smokey and the Bandit! Smokey and the Bullitt! Drink. Talk. Drink