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2017, A24, 96 min, USA, Dir: Adam Rifkin

Once a major Hollywood star, Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds, in a role tailor-made for him) reluctantly accepts an invitation to be the special guest at a Nashville film festival and receive a lifetime achievement award. When the film fest turns out to be a slapdash wannabe gala, Vic tells his messed-up millennial driver Lil (Ariel Winter) to take him to his hometown of Knoxville. There Vic reconnects with his past and rediscovers a side of himself he hasn’t seen since he became a box office sensation in the 1970s. As Vic comes to grips with who he was, who he is and who he could still become, he helps Lil put her own life into focus. With Chevy Chase.

1978, Park Circus/MGM, 100 min, USA, Dir: Burt Reynolds

This pitch-black comedy stars Burt Reynolds as a man who uses his recently diagnosed terminal illness as a means to manipulate those closest to him. As the mental patient who, in his own murderous way, tries to help, Dom DeLuise was never funnier; the outstanding cast also features Sally Field, Carl Reiner, Joanne Woodward and Myrna Loy.

1976, Park Circus/MGM, 115 min, USA, Dir: Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds directs and stars in this lively action sequel to WHITE LIGHTNING. As Gator McKlusky, he is blackmailed by federal agents to betray his friend - and local crime czar - Bama McCall (Jerry Reed). With an incompetent federal agent (Jack Weston) and a TV reporter (Lauren Hutton) following Gator’s every move, what follows are car and boat chases galore in the backwaters of the "good ol' boy" American South. Reynolds proves a natural in his feature debut behind the camera, getting terrific performances from such novice actors as C&W singer Reed.

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