Smoky and the Bandit




 
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Boots
 
October 26th, 2011  
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Topic: Smoky and the Bandit


I love Smoky and the Bandit.... great movie and even part two is great. But one thing that gets me is the plot.... It can't be done today. It's not politically correct and Coors is now sold in every Super Market here in Florida. Why was it illegal back then to have Coors beer?
October 26th, 2011  
Sevens
 
 
Texarkana, Texas, is located in a "dry county" where alcohol is not allowed to be sold or purchased. So yes. Coors was and still is illegal there.

I'm so sad that I actually know this.....LOL
October 26th, 2011  
Yossarian
 
 
We learn something new every day I suppose
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Boots
October 26th, 2011  
viper2007
 
 
Yup, I remember watching this back un the 70s- Burt Reynolds look great then...

Always wondered why it had to be done (doing what they did). Loved the way the trucker handled the bunch of bikers that picked on him...
October 27th, 2011  
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Originally Posted by Sevens
Texarkana, Texas, is located in a "dry county" where alcohol is not allowed to be sold or purchased. So yes. Coors was and still is illegal there.

I'm so sad that I actually know this.....LOL
I've been in and hae driven through Texarkana, TX. That I knew.... but back then Coors beer wasn't sold east of the Mississippi River... I wonder why?
October 27th, 2011  
Sevens
 
 
My dad informs me that it was because Coors and Miller had an agreement that stated that Coors would only serve the states West of the Mississippi and Miller would serve those East of it. Sometime in the 80's (he can't remember what year) both beer companies went national and the agreement went away. Sooooo.....apparently that's why.