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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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Fenderbaum
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Cannonball Trophy  »

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$59,900,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Hal Needham shows up in the film four times. First as the EMT in the back of the ambulance, then as the voice of the cop in the speed trap ("Remember when we use to chase speeders"), then as the truck driver who calls Roger Moore on the CB and finally at the very end of the bloopers. See more »

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When the pick-up truck is trying to outrun the police and jump over the moving train, the ramp is visible. See more »

Quotes

J.J. McClure: I'm sure that doctor's a very sweet man, basically.
Victor Prinsi: Oh, thank you.
J.J. McClure: But don't you ever tell me where you found him. Ever.
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Outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

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Beauty's Theme
Written by John Durrill (as J. Durrill), Al Capps (as A. Capps), Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Performed by Al Capps
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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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