O documentário acompanha o astro Burt Reynalds e seu amigo e companheiro de quarto Hal Needham durante o making of do improvável hit deles, Smokey & The Bandir. Cheia de ação, a criação de Smokey é narrada enquanto se traça as viagens pessoas de Reynolds e Needham do anonimato ao estrelato. Uma história comovente e emocionante de lealdade, amizade e risco criativo.
THE BANDIT is a film about 70s superstar Burt Reynolds, his best friend, roommate and stunt-double Hal Needham, and the making of their unlikely smash-hit SMOKEY & THE BANDIT. The film tells the action-packed story of the making of SMOKEY, while tracing the vivid personal journeys of Reynolds and Needham from obscurity to stardom and highlighting one of the most extraordinary relationships in Hollywood history. Featuring new interviews with Reynolds, rare archive material, including footage from Reynolds’ personal archive, as well as candid interviews with the late Hal Needham, the documentary tells an exhilarating and moving story about loyalty, friendship and creative risk.