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Cannonball! (1976)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  6 July 1976 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bill McKinney ...
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Perman Waters
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Jim Crandell
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Maryann
Judy Canova ...
Sharma Capri
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Zippo
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Terry McMillan
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Sandy Harris, Girl in the Van #1
Diane Lee Hart ...
Wendy, Girl in the Van #2
Glynn Rubin ...
Ginny, Girl in the Van #3
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Wolfe Messer
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Bennie Buckman
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Beutell (as Stanley Clay)
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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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Release Date:

6 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cannonball  »

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SEK 982,483 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First credited feature film role for Veronica Hamel. See more »

Goofs

In the sequence where the girls in the van give the black guy in the Lincoln a spray of the fire extinguisher, the road they are on changes from a two-lane road to a four-lane highway between shots. See more »

Quotes

TV Producer: 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?
Brad Phillips: Well, the police and safety officals around the country get upset because our drivers tend to exceed the speed limits.
TV Producer: Are you saying you're promoting illegality?
Brad Phillips: Well, no, no. I didn't say that.
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Written by David A. Axelrod and Delaney Bramlett
Performed by Delaney Bramlett
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HIGH OCTANE FUN WITH CHEAP GAS PRICE
10 September 2003 | by (RICHMOND,VA) – See all my reviews

This film is proof positive that you do not need a large budget, an A-list cast, or a complex script to entertain. Some times ya just need Fast cars, beautiful girls, and quirky characters(some played way over the top). Cannonball delivers just that,and becomes a joyride of a film. One of the first two car films based on the real"CANNONBALL SEA-TO-SHINING SEA RACE",(the other being"THE GUMBALL RALLY")it is far better than Hal Needhams "CANNONBALL RUN" films. Where they are goofy,and unintresting, "CANNONBALL" and "GUMBALL RALLY" are funny, and entertaining.

The acting,and directing while not awe inspiring is consistent.(comon we have seen much worse). And I love the seventies(porno film) stock that this was shot on. Maybe im just too sentimental, but at two in the mornin,fix some hot pockets, open a cold beer, and start your engines. Unfortunately this film is not available on dvd, and even Amazon doesnt show a copy on vhs.


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