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The Cannonball Run (1981)

 -  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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Cast

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J. J. McClure
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Seymour
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Pamela
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Fenderbaum
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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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race | cross country | car | racer | car race | See more »

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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)  »

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The Cannonball Trophy  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$59,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie was based on a series of real races started by Brock Yates of "Car & Driver" magazine. The fifth and final race was in 1979. Yates and Hal Needham actually entered the ambulance seen in the film. They had a doctor on board and Yates' wife Pamela as a patient. It blew its transmission in Palm Springs, California, and arrived in Long Beach on the back of a flatbed truck. A lot of the other vehicles were actual entries in that race. See more »

Goofs

When Roger Moore's car is full of smoke, the "Bond Girl" makes a comment about wearing masks. Her mouth movement does not match. See more »

Quotes

Mad Dog: Hey, you the one running this fleabag?
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The Cannonball Run
Written by Chuck Mangione (as C. Mangione)
Performed by Chuck Mangione
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Cannonball Run rules!!!
12 June 2006 | by (Port Saint Lucie, Florida) – See all my reviews

Captain Chaos, The Rat Pack, Terry Bradshaw and Mel Tillis! Burt, Roger Moore, and Mr...um...Foyt! Some say this isn't a masterpiece, there are no digital effects or Oscar nominated performances. Please! It's just fun watching some of the greats who have passed on and some others who were in their prime having a blast doing a movie that makes little sense and that's just the way I like it. I promise you will laugh and you won't know why, but you won't care! Great movie for anyone who wants to have a beer with his friends and watch a funny, pointless, silly movie. Unfortunately, I also recommend Peter Jackson's King Kong for the same reasons.


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