1977 Bandit Trans Am, Custom Models, Movie Information and we're building a real semi trailer! Help us!
Here I have listed information on the actual filming locations from the first movie Smokey and the Bandit. A majority of the movie was filmed in Georgia near the cities of Jonesboro, Redan, Helen, McDonough, Cumming and Atlanta. I have copied the maps used by Universal Studios from the Georgia Archives. After interviewing people, picture taking, hunting, searching and alot of head scratching; I feel comfortable with the locations listed below. I have watched the movie literally hundreds of times checking out scenes and backgrounds. I led a tour of the most loyal fans in the world (during the bandit run) and they agreed with my research and detective work. I have listed this information to share with anyone interested and will lead groups on tours. A tour is recommended because even I drove past many of them without realizing it. Details of the tours are in progress and should be announced soon, but always feel free to email me.
I have used my own system of listing the scenes, so hopefully if you are familiar with the movie, you will understand my method.