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This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll need to drive a little faster than that. Well actually, they will need to drive a LOT faster that 55. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The annual Trans-American outlaw road race - A cross country demolition derby without rules!


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David Carradine plays a car racer named Cannonball Coy Buckman, who nearly dies in various crashes. In the race car film The Big Wheel (1949) there is a character we never see but mentioned often - a racer who died in a crash named Cannonball Coy. See more »

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In the pile-up on the freeway, the same yellow Cadillac hits the pile twice. See more »

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TV Producer: Hi, Dennis Caldwell here at the Santa Monica Pier in sunny Southern California. For the last three, the appearance of this cryptic ad in Motorist Magazine signals the running of the Trans-American Grand Prix auto race. This underground sporting event is open to anyone holding a valid license, driving any kind of four-wheel, land-based vehicle. Contestants choose any cross-country route they wish, and there is $100,000 waiting for the sweat-drenched, hi-test hot rodder who gets his ticket ...
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Great laugh!
14 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The story of "Cannonball" is about an illegal coast-to-coast car race in the USA. Of course, also some saboteurs are on the road to guarantee a not smoothly course of events...

Obviously not as great as Paul Bartel´s predecessor "Death Race 2000" "Cannonball" is a trash classic and cheese de luxe: cheesy acting, cheesy stunts, cheesy humour, cheesy dialogues... take a lot of car chases, explosions and add some campy humour and you´ve got "Cannonball"! But it´s always great fun to watch! A highly entertaining C-grade movie which is also very interesting for the prominent supporting cast, because Roger Corman, Martin Scorcese, Jonathan Kaplan, Joe Dante or Sly Stallone have small roles in this funny gem!

Fasten your seat belts and enjoy!!!


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