The Cannonball Run (1981) Poster


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Followed by 

Speed Zone (1989)

Remade as 


Stockers (1981) (TV Movie)
Mel Tillis and Terry Bradsahw play the same characters
USA's Cannonball Run 2001 (2001) (TV Series)


The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
A biker says that Brad looks "like Gregory Peck in a blue flannel suit".
The Saint (1962) (TV Series)
Roger Moore mentions he played a popular television character.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Near the beginning, J.J. McClure refers to a vehicle used in Smokey and the Bandit when he says to himself "We could get a black Trans Am", and later answers this with "Nah, that's been done."

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Angie Dickinson/Dom DeLuise/Tommy Lasorda (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Dom DeLuise
The A-Team: Breakout! (1984) (TV Episode)
Murdock mentions seeing this film 5 times
The Transformers: The Autobot Run (1985) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
The Golden Girls: Ladies of the Evening (1986) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned by name
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Roger Ebert notes that the film was worse than "Cannonball Run II" - because unlike the second film, it inspired a sequel.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "We now return to 'Cannonball Run.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's 'The Cannonball Run'!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The only thing keeping this from being 'Cannonball Run' is Dom DeLuise."
The Larry Sanders Show: The Grand Opening (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hank
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: Cannonball Run: Well Within the Speed Limit.
Married with Children: Dud Bowl II (1995) (TV Episode)
Jefferson about Terry Bradshaw: "And don't forget those Cannonball Run movies he did with Mel Tillis."
Saturday Night Live: Martin Short/No Doubt (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Celebrity Jeopardy
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
the movie that Brody tries to distinguish from "Smokey and the Bandit."
Rat Race (2001)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
Whenever you get Homer to his destination at a very fast speed, he says: "You should be in Cannonball Run!"
Jackass: Episode #3.7 (2002) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.2 (2002) (TV Episode)
When Max and Paddy disguise themselves as priests in order to smuggle alcohol into the UK after their trip to France, Max says it worked for Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. when they dressed as priests in this film.
Mischief 3000 (2002) (Video)
Dustin mentions the film directly.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003) (Video Game)
Homer mentions this..
Queer as Folk: Anything in Common (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian says that he'll never be "Mrs. Seymour Goldfarb."
Grindhouse (2007)
Jungle Julia calls Stuntman Mike 'Cannonball Run'.
Death Proof (2007)
jungle julia mentions this before Stuntman Mike leaves with Pam
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Grady Wilson
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: All Dogs Go to Heaven (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy says comedians Dom and Burt also starred in this movie
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) (TV Episode)
listed by Toby Keith when asked to name as many Burt Reynolds movies as he can in 15 seconds
42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: The Alamo Drafthouse Edition (2009) (Video)
This film is referenced by name in the U.S. theatrical teaser trailer for 'Megaforce'.
Castle: Sucker Punch (2010) (TV Episode)
Johnny Vong claims he learned English from a VHS copy of this movie.
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
Spencer mentions the title when suggesting that they watch Burt Reynolds movies to help them track down the killer.r
20 to 1: Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown when a segment on Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines mentions that it created a new era of over-the-top oddball adventures.
Driver: San Francisco (2011) (Video Game)
Mission "Cannon" with objective "Not One State Has The Death Penalty For Speeding!"
Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam calls Joe "J.J. Mclure" and refers to Gustavo as "Captain Chaos".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.198 (2012) (TV Episode)
Richard Rawlings mentions the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Firewatch (2016) (Video Game)
Henry may find a tortoise, whom he can choose to call "Turt Reynolds". Delilah mentions she loves The Cannonball Run and the two joke about the movie.
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
Best of the Worst: Scary or Die, Chopping Mall, the Exorcist II: The Heretic (2016) (TV Episode)
Jay says the end of The Exorcist II is like Cannonball Run
Sand Castle (2017)
Mentioned by a character.


Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
J.J. McCluer (Burt Reynolds) in a fist fight
Speed Zone (1989)
Svengoolie: The Cannonball Run (1998) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Jackie Chan: My Story (1998) (Video)
clips shown
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Wolverine/Ghosts of Girlfriends Past/Battle for Terra (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown in a tribute to Dom DeLuise.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.


The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Captain Chaos drives with the theme song from this show playing.
Goldfinger (1964)
Roger Moore in an Aston Martin DB5 in Cannonball Run
Thunderball (1965)
Roger Moore in an Aston Martin DB5 in Cannonball Run
Cannonball! (1976)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Roger Moore refers to a film he was in called THE FLY WHO BUGGED ME

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: Gold Dust Gasoline (2005) (TV Episode)
Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise spoof their characters
Scumrun I (2009)
The event mimics the film with people doing crazy things in costume as they drive across europe.
Scumrun II (2010)
Same sort of film
Scumrun III (2010)
live event mimic's the film

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