Smokey and the Bandit is a American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike tsinjoarivo.info film was the directorial debut of stuntman Hal Needham. Jul 07, · Was the third 'Smokey and the Bandit' film originally shot with Jackie Gleason playing both the Sheriff and the Bandit? Sally Field and Jerry Reed. Watch video · Sally Field is an American actress best known for TV and film roles such as 'Gidget,' 'The Flying Nun,' 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'Sybil' and 'Places in the Heart.'.