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Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham on the set of Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Burt Reynolds checks out a shot lined up by director Hal Needham (second from right) for Smokey and the Bandit

Barry Bostwick & Michael Beck & Hal Needham-Megaforce

Barry Bostwick & Michael Beck & Hal Needham-Megaforce

Hal Needham, longtime stuntman and director of "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run" for Burt Reynolds, died Friday in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer, his manager confirmed. He...

Hal Needham Dead; Legendary Stuntman and Director Was 82

Hal Needham, longtime stuntman and director of "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run" for Burt Reynolds, died Friday in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer, his manager confirmed.

Director Hal Needham, Burt Reynolds, and Jerry Reed on the set of Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Director Hal Needham, Burt Reynolds, and Jerry Reed on the set of "Smokey and the Bandit" Directed by Hal Needham. Behind the scenes photos.

Los locos del Cannomball (1981) "The Cannonball Run" de Hal Needham - tt0082136

Los locos del Cannomball (1981) "The Cannonball Run" de Hal Needham - tt0082136

Megaforce (Hal Needham, 1982)

Megaforce (Hal Needham, 1982)

Skoal Bandit Bumper Sticker Burt Reynolds Hal Needham Vintage #Skoal

Skoal Bandit Bumper Sticker Burt Reynolds Hal Needham Vintage

Name Surrounding the Skoal Logo. Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham. Ready to stick on your bumper!

Burt Reynolds & Kathy Bates & Colin Higgins & Hal Needham -Coal Miner's Daughter / Smokey and the Bandit / The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas / Fried Green Tomatoes Four Feature Films

Burt Reynolds & Kathy Bates & Colin Higgins & Hal Needham -Coal Miner's Daughter / Smokey and the Bandit / The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas / Fried Green Tomatoes Four Feature Films

Coal Miner’s Daughter: Starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, this tale of a rousing love affair and a woman's triumph in making her name in the world is th

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 2 (1980) - Burt Reynolds as 'The Bandit' - Directed by Hal Needham - Universal Pictures.

PHOTOS - Burt Reynolds dans les années 70

HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN & DIRECTOR - Hal Needham

Handsome Stuntman Hal Needham wrote & Directed the films Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, The Cannonball Run

Harry Gant in the Skoal Bandit #22. Stuntman Hal Needham and actor Burt Reynolds, both of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Stroker Ace” fame were the owners of the car.

Harry Gant in the Skoal Bandit Stuntman Hal Needham and actor Burt Reynolds, both of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Stroker Ace” fame were the owners of the car.

Hal Needham's design of the ultimate camera car.

Hal Needham's design of the ultimate camera car.

Ann-Margret and director Hal Needham break up while rehearsing a scene from The Villain

Ann-Margret and director Hal Needham break up while rehearsing a scene from The Villain