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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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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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The giant "S" on the truck's sleeper cab reverses in one shot as the truck is chasing the BMW. See more »

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Tiffany: You really want to win this thing, don't you?
Charlie Cronin: Oh, absolutely. I mean winning the Cannonball. That's something you tell your grandkids about.
Tiffany: You're a grandfather? You look so young.
Charlie Cronin: Oh no, I'm not a grandfather yet. I hope to have grandkids someday, but I'm not a grandfather yet.
Tiffany: Oh, I see what you mean. It's nice to have things in your life that are important. But to do the things you want to do, you have to do things you don't want to do.
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Performed by Omar and the Howlers (as Omar Dykes)
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Worthy Sequel
11 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the Cannonball Run movies of which this is the "unofficial" last installment. Jaime Farr reprises his role as the Shiek in an uncredited spot, the only role continued from the series. The movie does make a mark with me as having four of my top favorite actresses; Donna Dixon AND Melody Anderson, Alyssa Milano AND Brooke Shields. Unfortunately, the movie bogs down in places, especially where the Smothers brothers are concerned, and the fact that the comedy, as in the other two, plays second fiddle to the racing. There may be one REALLY good movie in merging all of these films together, but as it is, this movie really suffers in that none of the characters really get to do any real comedy.


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