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Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 29 June 1984 (USA)
The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

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Jill, Lamborghini Babe
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Marcie, Lamborghini Babe
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Storyline

The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The popcorn is in the lobby. The nuts are on the screen. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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29 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Hal Needham, on the first film's commentary, talked about how Frank Sinatra showed up very early on the set of this film to get his parts shot, and then left before the other actors even showed up. If you watch closely during the office scene, Sinatra is never on film with the other actors. A few times his back is shown with the other characters facing him, but this is a double. See more »

Goofs

When JJ and Victor are stopped by the Sheriff, JJ, the General, has his CIB, Combat Infantrymans Badge over the right breast pocket on his jacket. It is worn over the left breast pocket. See more »

Quotes

Hymie Kaplan: Friend or foe?
Arnold: Guess.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits. See more »

Connections

References Any Which Way You Can (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Stop in the Name of Love
Performed by The Supremes
Written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland
Used by Permission of Motown Record Corporation and Jobete Music Co., Inc.
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cheesy fun, don't expect too much
20 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure what people were expecting to see when taking in this movie. I totally expected a fun peice of fluff with some action and car chases mixed in. That's what I got. Sure, you'll laugh at yourself for laughing at some of the jokes, but try not to be ashamed of it! I thought Shirley MacLaine, and Marilu Henner were most charming, and the cast in general has great comedic chemistry. If you have a funny bone, you will have a good time with this. 7/10


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