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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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Subaru Driver #1
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Chief Biker
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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$59,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The license plate number of the 1964 silver birch Aston Martin DB5 driven by Roger Moore in the film was 6633PP. The car was made famous by the Sean Connery James Bond movies Goldfinger (1964) and then Thunderball (1965) with later models appearing in subsequent Bond pictures. However, Roger Moore who played James Bond seven times never drove an Aston Martin in a Bond film and this is his only on-screen appearance with the most famous of all James Bond cars. See more »

Goofs

When the man on the motorbike races through the bar he has no helmet, then in the next shot he has a helmet on. See more »

Quotes

Fenderbaum: [noticing Blake acting oddly at bar] What is it?
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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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