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The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  19 June 1981 (USA)
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A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

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A wild, illegal, and popular cross-country car race is organized, and the eccentric entrants will do anything to win, including low-down, dirty tricks. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins.

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Action | Comedy

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19 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Cannonball Trophy  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$59,900,000 (USA)
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Bert Convy's final feature film. See more »

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Quotes

Gas Station Attendant: 7-11, how can I help you?
J.J. McClure: Pumps one and two, hit 'em!
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J.J. McClure: She goes both ways. The round orange moon pie with the white hat on, he'll pay for it.
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Cannonball
Written by Ray Stevens (as R. Stevens)
Performed by Ray Stevens
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one of my all-time favourites!!!!!!!
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, realistically speaking, it is not "excellent" in the grand scope of cinema history...It has virtually no plot, for example. But it's hysterically funny and just makes you feel happy all over. Could it be Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin paired as drunken priests in a red Ferrari that makes it so great? Is it the doctor of mysterious origin ("Don't you EVER tell me where you found him!" who seldom needs more than his middle finger for an examination? Perhaps it's Mr Uh, Mr Uh,...Foyt! No, the greatest reason for watching this film is for the sheer joy of experiencing Dom Deluise in orange spandex saving the world...and don't forget! "Hamsters are a big responsibility!"


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