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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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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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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,100,000 (USA)
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The car used by Jackie Chan in this movie is a Mitsubishi Starion, sold in the United States under that name but more commonly known as a Conquest, sold by Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler dealerships. With only trivial exceptions, the ones sold in domestic dealerships differed from the Starion in name only. Within the last few years, the car Chan used in the movie was salvaged and restored by a member of StarQuestClub, the national owner's club for Starions and Conquests, and is now roadworthy again. See more »

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As Arnold throws Hymie over the building in the last fight seen, you can see the wires supporting him. See more »

Quotes

Captain Chaos: J.J... Long time, no see.
J.J. McClure: Nice to see you, Captain Chaos.
Captain Chaos: Have no fear, 'Him' is here.
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Connections

References The Thorn Birds (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Cannonball
Written by Milton Brown, Steve Dorff, and Snuff Garrett
Performed by Menudo
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Basically a retread of the first movie with a stupid kidnapping plot.
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It was not all bad, but to completely honest I thought "Speed Zone" was a better sequel to the "Cannonball Run" than this movie was as this movie was almost the exact same movie only with inferior parts to it. Throw in a unfunny kidnapping plot for the only real difference in the movie and you have your sequel that came out three years after the original. That is another sad thing about this sequel, it came out long after the first one and they still went in exactly the same way. Burt Reynolds, Dom Delouise, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin are back along with a few others from the original. In though are a lot more B ranking actors. Roger Moore out, Richard Kiel in (the guy who played the villain Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker"). Adrien Barbeau out and two chicks I do not know in. Farrah Fawcett out and two others I do not care for in. Jim Nabors and Tony Danza in, which is definitely not a good thing. Ambulance that was a great idea out and for some reason a military car and uniforms in. That one made no sense they would have been better off just using the ambulance again. The plot is the same, race across the country, the only difference being the guys trying to catch the sheik character to hold him for ransom and this does not stay original as it basically sets up another brawl like that found at the last part of the first movie. After this fight though the race just about is over with no fanfare. Just a pointless sequel, that has a few humorous moments, the best being the scene with Tim Conway and Don Knotts.


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