“The Bandit” to Premiere on CMT this August – Watch a Sneak Peek!

The Bandit is heading to CMT this summer!

The critically-acclaimed documentary is 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.”

Originally debuting at SXSW this past March, the film tells the action-packed story of the making of the iconic film, 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 Reynold’s 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.

Take a sneak peek at The Bandit below. Make sure to tune in on Saturday, August 6th @ 10PM ET/PT on CMT.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.