MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 766 this week

Cannonball Run II (1984)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  29 June 1984 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 9,801 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 16 critic

The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director:

Writers:

(characters creator), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 Jul 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
Vhs
a list of 46 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cannonball Run II (1984)

Cannonball Run II (1984) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cannonball Run II.

User Polls

1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come ... See full summary »

Director: Buddy Van Horn
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
Air America (1990)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young pilot finds himself recruited into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis
Twin Dragons (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two twins are separated at birth, one becoming a streetwise mechanic and the other an acclaimed classical concert conductor. Finally meeting in adulthood they each become mistaken for the other and entangled in each other's world.

Directors: Ringo Lam, Hark Tsui
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Teddy Robin Kwan
City Heat (1984)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Drake
Stars: Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A tough detective's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An unlikely man raised by ninjas, goes against a counterfeiter with the help of the criminal's girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An undisciplined boy must learn Drunken Fist Kung Fu in order to stop an assassin.

Director: Woo-ping Yuen
Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San ... See full summary »

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Betty
...
...
Veronica
...
Jill, Lamborghini Babe
...
Marcie, Lamborghini Babe
Foster Brooks ...
Fisherman
...
Fisherman
...
...
CHP Officer
...
Edit

Storyline

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 <makzax@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cannonball Run II  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$28,100,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As this movie features Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, 'Sammy Davis Jr' and Shirley MacLaine, this movie is arguably the final ever "Rat Pack" movie (i.e. of the 1960s Rat Pack stars, note Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford are not in this film). For this movie, it was the final cinema theatrical movie for both Martin and Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

During Hal Needham's scene at the beginning of the race, he doesn't have the punch card. After the Big Foot truck rolls up and over his car, he has the punch card that he flicks over the damaged car's windshield. See more »

Quotes

[From the blooper reel at the end of the film]
Captain Chaos: The Cannonball Run is a race from Connecticut to your ass.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Otto - Der Außerfriesische (1989) 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I WAS AN EXTRA IN THIS MOVIE seastorm21
Is this the cannonball run that had this JAlexa9898
Great Movie! seeg1919
Yellow sports car !?. FatmanFlump
this movie has a chimp in it, right? llevas
Winner? jolt25678
Discuss Cannonball Run II (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?