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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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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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Fasten your seatbelts. Those crazy Cannonballers are at it again! 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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Frank Sinatra receives second top billing (after Burt Reynolds in the closing credits, even though he only has a small cameo role and appears only in two sequences. See more »

Goofs

When the CHP Sergeant is chasing the military car driven by Captain Chaos, the nuns, and JJ McClure, the police car's top emergency lights change from yellow and red in up close shots, to red and blue in long shots. Also, the lights are switched on and strobing when seen in long shots, but not on in up close shots. 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

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Cannonball
Written by Ray Stevens (as R. Stevens)
Performed by Ray Stevens
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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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