When "Smokey and the Bandit" drove onto screens in 1977, Burt Reynolds, thick sideburns and disco were all popular. Times and tastes change, but Reynolds' ride in the film -- a black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am with T-tops and a golden screaming eagle -- is now considered a classic. Of course, the car wouldn't have such enduring popularity if the movie behind it had flopped. "Smokey and the Bandit" was a massive hit (it was the year's second-highest grossing film, falling only behind "Star Wars" in box office receipts). The plot involves a runaway bride and Reynolds' race across several Southern states to deliver some beer, but the details aren't important. Just know that it's funny and action-packed, and it features crazy car crashes, thrilling high-speed pursuits and one very cool car.