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
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You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins.
Did You Know?
The Hawaiian Tropic NASCAR racer is apparently inspired by the very real "Fire-Am" entered in the real race by F Gregory and P Brennan. The Fire-Am had previously been run at the Daytona 24 hour race and the owner had just stripped the numbers off the doors and loaned it to the cannonballers in full race drag. As Gregory put it: "one look at the Fire-Am and any cop would know we were up to no good". See more
Captain Chaos, during the fight with the bikers. He says his trademark "Dum, duh, duh, dum" with his mouth closed. See more
Mad Dog, you ARE going to take the shortcut to the Interstate, aren't you?
We're here to win, ain't we? If you're gonna be a bear, BE A GRIZZLY!
An animated car drives around the 20th Century Fox logo, hiding out in the zero. It is chased by a police car, which crashes into one of the searchlights. The sequence ends with Burt Reynold's trademark laugh. See more
"The Cannonball Run"
Written by Chuck Mangione
(as C. Mangione)
Performed by Chuck Mangione See more