It’s all about that Pontiac Firebird Trans Am! Following the release of this film about two guys who have to drive from Georgia to Texas with a truckload of beer as fast as they possibly can, the Trans Am’s popularity skyrocketed. And you can see why in one chase where Bandit (Burt Reynolds) jumps the car from one side of a broken bridge to the other. Of course, the stunt completely destroyed the car being filmed, but who wants to hear that part of the story? The film was directed by Hal Needham, the first Hollywood stuntman to become a movie director, a job he scored through the help of his pal Reynolds.