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 ... See full summary »
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
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Robert Allen Schnitzer
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>
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 »
After Coy switches from the Firebird to the Mustang, in the sequence where he runs Cade Redman off the road, the shots of Coy steering and downshifting show him in the Firebird. This is obvious from the shape of the car's rear window behind him. See more »
We're trying to get a word here with Brad Phillips, organizer of the race. Brad, tell me, your race has been called an outlaw sporting event. Do you have any comment on that?
Well, the police and safety officals around the country get upset because our drivers tend to exceed the speed limits.
Are you saying you're promoting illegality?
Well, no, no. I didn't say that.
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continuing my plan to watch every Sly Stallone movie in his filmography in order, I come to Cannonball aka Carquake
Plot In A Paragraph: Based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organised by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S.
Does that plus sound familiar?? Of course it does, it's also the plot to "Cannonball Run" the Burt Reynolds movie which was considerably more successful than this one.
This must been a frustrating time for Sly, as he had decent parts in "Capone" and "Death Race 2000" before a non speaking part in "Farewell My Lovely" whilst here he has one scene with Martin Scorsese and another character, where they sit eating Kentucky Fried Chicken and he is is uncredited in a movie where 'reporter at finish line gets a credit'.
Thankfully this was the last time this happened, as he struck gold with his next movie. A little movie about a boxer from Philadelphia.
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