When Burt Said It Best
March 3, 2016
Burt Reynolds has over 150 acting credits to his name, spanning nearly 60 years. He has played every kind of law enforcement figure, from cop to private eye, and has also gone to the other side of the fence, playing both an ex-con and a bandit on the run. He has raced cars, impressed AND infuriated beautiful blondes, and spawned the pornography careers of several high school dropouts. In all these roles, he has given audiences more than a few memorable quotes to take home with them. Below are a list of HDNET MOVIES ten favorites, and be sure to tune in on Sunday, March 6th for a triple feature of Burt starting at 8/7c (see below for full details).
Burt Reynolds in “Deliverance” (1972)
“Insurance? S***. I never been insured in my life. I don’t believe in insurance. There’s no risk.”
“She doesn’t need protection, she’s flat-chested.”
White Lightning (1973)
“Only two things in the world I’m scared of…Women and the police.”
Burt Reynolds in “The Longest Yard” (1974)
The Longest Yard (1974)
“Stick this in your trophy case.”
“Don’t you know where you live, Marty? Can’t you smell the bananas? You know what country you live in? You live in Guatemala with color television.”
Lt. Phil Gaines
Burt Reynolds in “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
“When you tell somebody somethin’, it depends on what part of the country you’re standin’ in…as to just how dumb you are.”
Sharky’s Machine (1981)
“I’m gonna pull the chain on you, pal. And you wanna know why? ‘Cause you’re f***ing up my city. ‘Cause you’re walking all over people like you own them. And you wanna know the worst part? You’re from out of state.”
Sgt. Tom Sharky
Burt Reynolds in “Stroker Ace” (1983)
Stroker Ace (1983)
“I thought all actors were egotistical hypochondriac sissies”
Burt Reynolds and Philip Baker Hall in “Boogie Nights” (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
“Wait a minute, you come into my house, my party, to tell me about the future? That the future is tape…videotape…and not film? That it’s amateurs, and not professionals? I’m a filmmaker. That is why I will never make a movie on videotape.”
Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone in “Driven” (2001)
“What about the fear? The fear is never gone.”
Tune in to HDNET MOVIES on Sunday, March 6th, to watch three classic racecar films starring Burt Reynolds:
Stroker Ace – 8/7c
A popular Nascar driver gets into a bad deal with a fried chicken sponsor & concocts a crazy scheme to get out of it.
Driven (network premiere) – 9:40/8:40c
A retired CART champion is called in to help a young driver on the brink of destruction.
Cannonball Run II – (network premiere) – 11:40/10:40c
J.J. McClure, cannonball racer extraordinaire, and a gang of familiar faces illegally race across the country to beat the Sheik.
Watching from the west coast? The triple feature will repeat immediately following the first air times:
Stroker Ace – 1:30a/10:30pt
Driven – 3:10a/12:10pt
Cannonball Run II – 5:10a/2:10pt
Repeat airing on Saturday, March 26th beginning at 8/7c.