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Cannonball Fever (1989)
"Speed Zone" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Action  -  21 April 1989 (USA)
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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 one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life. Written by Billy Plessel <billp5@juno.com>

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Speed Zone  »

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Burt Reynolds turned down a huge sum of money from Cannon Films to return for The Cannonball Run III, to focus on shedding his "good ole boy" image and becoming a serious actor. The film's title was subsequently recast and changed to Speed Zone. See more »

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When the cop is behind the Lamborghini on the trailer, they enter Missouri. The driver says "now that we're out of Iowa, you're out of your jurisdiction." I-70 does not go through Iowa. See more »

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Vic DeRubis: Alec?
Alec Stewart: Did you talk to Big Wally?
Vic DeRubis: Yeah, yeah. I told him you got away on me. He was very... unhappy.
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Vic DeRubis: Yeah, well, meanwhile, my reputation as an enforcer has been permanently... soiled.
Alec Stewart: But when we win, you just say you caught up with me and I gave you the 50 grand, then we SPLIT the other 50 grand and everyones happy.
Vic DeRubis: Right. Hey! (Grabs Alec) WAIT A MINUTE! The deal is: I get 35, YOU get 15.
Alec Stewart: Isn't that what I said?
Vic DeRubis: You just said we'd split it.
Alec Stewart: But...
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I have to admit that I don't know the "Cannonball Run" movies.
18 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I read that "Speed Zone!" is a semi-addition to the "Cannonball Run" movies; I don't know those at all, so I just have to take the movie at face value. It's basically another flick in the wacky race genre - others include "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Gumball Rally" - a litany of silliness for silliness's sake. I didn't derive any hidden meaning or anything (even "IAMMMMW" was all about greed). Totally pointless, I guess. Sort of an excuse to have a bunch of stars. There were some funny scenes, but not enough to merit any real recognition. The cast members have all done better than this. Starring John Candy, Donna Dixon, Peter Boyle, Shari Belafonte, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers and Brooke Shields.


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