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. He...

Burt Reynolds & Hal Needham Documentary ‘The Bandit’ Gets Premiere Date On CMT

Burt Reynolds & Hal Needham Documentary ‘The Bandit’ Gets Premiere Date On CMT

‘CMT Music Awards’ Ratings Growth Fuels ‘Still The King’ Early Premiere

Hal Needham, former stuntman and director (Smokey and the Bandit) dies in Los Angeles, aged 82

Hal Needham, former stuntman and director (Smokey and the Bandit) dies in Los Angeles, aged 82

Hal needham 2011.jpg

Hal needham 2011.jpg

Smokey and the Bandit Director Hal Needham Dies at 82

Smokey and the Bandit Director Hal Needham Dies at 82

Longtime stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham has died after a short battle with cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd was the first to report his death.

Hal Needham's design of the ultimate camera car.

Hal Needham's design of the ultimate camera car.

CAST: Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Fonda, Molly Picon, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr; DIRECTED BY: Hal Needham; PR

Cannonball Run 27x40 Movie Poster (1981)

CAST: Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Fonda, Molly Picon, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr; DIRECTED BY: Hal Needham; PR

Rad.  BMX dirt bike movie where we all fell in love with Lori Loughlin.  Hard to believe Talia Shire and Ray Walston are also in this movie.  Olympian Bart Connor is the antagonist.

Rad. BMX dirt bike movie where we all fell in love with Lori Loughlin. Hard to believe Talia Shire and Ray Walston are also in this movie. Olympian Bart Connor is the antagonist.

Hal Needham and Gator

Hal Needham and Gator

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