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Cannonball! (1976)

R  |   |  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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Perman Waters
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Terry McMillan
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Sandy Harris, Girl in the Van #1
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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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6 July 1976 (USA)  »

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Cannonball  »

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SEK 982,483 (Sweden)
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Trivia

Both this film and "The Cannonball Run" (1981) were novelized by the same author, Michael Avallone. See more »

Goofs

The damage on the various cars isn't consistent in the film chronology. Most obvious is the scene in which the green Mustang and black Charger are playing demolition derby in the construction site - compare the condition of the Dodge at the end of the battle to when it flies off the overpass. 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

Spoofed in The Cannonball Run (1981) See more »

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Green Eyed Surfer Boy
Music by Paul Bartel
Lyrics by Paul Bartel
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those wacky races
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Carradine takes part in an illegal anything goes cross-country race from California to New York. Paul Bartel's second attempt at the race movie, while good isn't as fun as his previous "Death Race 2000". It's still fun in parts, but lacks the pacing and memorable characters (except for Carradine and the always watchable Dick Miller)

My Grade: C+

DVD Extras: Interviews with David Carradine, Mary Woronov, and Roger Corman; Poster and Stills gallery; 3 TV spots; and Theatrical Trailer

1 Easter Egg: Highlight a hidden car in the Extras menu for a Carquake/ the giant spider invasion combo trailer


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