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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
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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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Trivia

Mary Woronov didn't know how to drive when she acted in this film, so the van she drives in this movie had to be towed with a rope. See more »

Goofs

The TV reporter in the helicopter identifies the black Dodge Charger taking part in the race as a '71 model when it was in fact a '68. 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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Connections

Referenced in Sneak Previews: The Best of 1976 (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, How I'll Cry
Music by Paul Bartel
Lyrics by Paul Bartel
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Big Disappointment
4 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This picture was released on July 6 1976 starring David Carradine as Coy Cannonball Buckman, Bill McKinney as Cade Redman and Veronica Hamel as Linda Maxwell. A former employee rips off his own Death Race 2000 in this mindless car-crash saga, containing more twisted metal than a bombed-out steel mill. The nominal storyline concerns an illegal auto race from Los Angeles to New York that promises the winner 100,000 dollars. Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, is the race leader who drags his girlfriend, Linda along for the ride. Linda is not very happy to be the passenger in this race because she has has a job and a boss to answer too. Cade Redman tools around in a loud red Trans Am, while Cannonball's nemesis barrels along in a big, black Plymouth, trying to outsmart Cannonball at every turn and exit ramp. Things start to go wrong as cars start breaking down and you need money to fix them. The only way to fix them is with your sponsor's money but there's no which means no money. I bought this movie because of Veronica Hamel and she was a big disappointment. Even though this movie had a leading actress her performance was not good so I give this movie 4 weasel stars.


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