Cannonball Run II (1984)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill, Lamborghini Babe
Marcie, Lamborghini Babe
Foster Brooks ...
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Our racers are back for a second cannonball run - the illegal race that takes place all over the country... Almost every star of the first film is here, along with new ones. Will J.J. McClure finally be the winner this time? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <>

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Fasten your seatbelts. Those crazy Cannonballers are at it again! See more »


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Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los  »

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$28,100,000 (USA)

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[Jill and Marcie are looking under the hood of their car. Mack is gazing at their breasts]
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What a waste.
9 April 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again Hal Needham brings together a half respectable cast like in the first Cannonball movie, but again forgot to bring a script. The mad-cap lunacy is still here, as are the cheap gags and stunts, but now it seems strange that all of this actually worked in the first movie, because it sure doesn't here. I found Burt and Dom laughing at their own jokes more than I did. It's no wonder Reynolds' career took a dive around this time if he was starring in films as dire as this.

The usual suspects are here while a few have (sensibly) dropped out of the race. Catherine Bach and Susan Anton are attractive enough, but don't quite cut it like Adrienne Barbeau and Co. did, and all they had to do was smile and flash their t**s once in a while. Richard Kiel is an unusual partner for Jackie Chan, but the little and large pairing works well. Chan also helped by bringing along his own stuntmen for the fight scenes, and it shows. Shirley MacLaine seems oddly at home with her trashy lines, while Telly Savalas fittingly over does things but is ultimately wasted in the movie, the same could be said for most of the cast. Frank Sinatra's inter-cut scenes are sickeningly shoddy and make the film appear as amateurish as it undeniably is.

If you did like the first Cannonball Run, (and there are a few!) you'll undoubtedly be disappointed with this outing, while those who didn't enjoy the first movie will no doubt detest the sequel.

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