This movie is one of a handful of pictures that Burt Reynolds made with his 1970s girlfriend Sally Field. In every movie they made together, Field played Reynolds' girlfriend. The movies are: Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) and The End (1978).
As the Bendit prepares to leave after setting up the diversion with Terry Bradshaw, you can see two crew members and a piece of equipment reflected in the driver side door. Look for a man wearing a blue wind breaker jacket and sunglasses to be reflected in the car.