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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,223,948 (USA) (1 July 1984)

Gross:

$28,078,073 (USA)
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Trivia

The actual correct full name of the real Cannonball Run race, was the "Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash". Besides The Cannonball Run, it was also known as the Cannonball Baker. See more »

Goofs

When The Sheik rips up the speeding ticket, the scenes were spliced together out of order. See more »

Quotes

[while Terry and Mel try to get a car from Cal, the chimp plays with the phone]
Uncle Cal: Stop it, boy! I told you not to play with the phone!
[Cal hangs up the phone]
Uncle Cal: Damn chimp costs me three hundred a month in wrong numbers.
[the chimp starts throwing things at Cal]
Uncle Cal: Hey! Stop it, you primate! That's it, I've had it with you! 'Scuse me, boys. I need to teach this boy some manners. Hey, son.
[Cal hits the chimp with his hat. The chimp hits him back and knocks him across the room]
Uncle Cal: Now you stepped in it.
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Connections

References The Great Race (1965) 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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Mindless fun

Cannonball Run II is the sequel for The Cannonball Run.A bunch of crazy people go racing all around the country-illegally, of course.Hal Needham's movie from 1984 has got the best and the biggest stars there could be.Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise make us laugh.Mr.Cool and Mr. Bojangles Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. make a terrific couple.Then there's the third member of the rat pack, Frank Sinatra himself.Marilu Henner and Shirley MacLaine as the naughty sisters are wonderful.Jackie Chan is there with Jaws of the James Bond films, big man Richard Kiel.Don Knotts is hilarious kissing the orangutan.The great comedian Sid Caesar tries to catch the big fish.Jack Elam is there with his shots.The hairless Telly "Kojak" Savalas is very convincing as the bad guy.Abe Vigoda is fantastic as the gangster in the Godfather way.Then there are greats such as Jamie Farr, Tim Conway, Tony Danza, Ricardo Montalban, Charles Nelson Reilly, Henry Silva, and Jack's son Chris Lemmon.This movie offers many fun moments.I sure had fun watching it.


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