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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$3,077,361 (USA)
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In Los Angeles, Valentino uses Lucille Ball's house as a navigational reference. He navigates with a map to the stars' homes. Lucille Ball died less than a week after the movie openned. See more »

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When they are about to start the race, the tail lights of Valentinos Lambo Countach are the original LP500 ones, later when they race Alec and Vic in their Jag, the tail lights are the same as those on the 25th Anniversary edition of the LP500. See more »

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Randolph van Sloan: I wonder if they're gonna feed us on this flight.
Frenchman: I... do not speak English... too good.
Randolph van Sloan: Francois?
Frenchman: Oui, oui. Francais.
Randolph van Sloan: Je ne parla... uh, je ne par... je ne parl... no speaka French.
Frenchman: You would like my penis?
Randolph van Sloan: Hmmm?
Frenchman: You would like my penis?
Randolph van Sloan: Uh, I'm on my way to L.A. to meet with my wife and two kids... uh, three kids. We're gonna have a nice little family reunion.
Frenchman: You would like my penis?
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Follows Cannonball Run II (1984) See more »

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They seemed to think this Cannonball needed virtually no stars in it.
29 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

The second Cannonball Run did not try to be very different from the first movie. In fact, it was virtually the same movie, this one however seems to totally disassociate itself from either of those movies. The only reason I figured out that this was a sequel to those movies is the Jamie Farr character who makes a very brief appearance in this movie. Other than that the movie is almost completely different. This one was not all that good, but I thought it was a bit better than the second movie anyway even though this movie was full of b stars galore, with only John Candy being the only real a-list star to appear in this movie. The film is not only not that good for the most part, but it is also rather forgettable as other than a few scenes involving Candy and a plane I have very few memories of this movie. Granted I only saw the movie once, but I still usually remember a movie when I have seen it before. So in the end another unnecessary sequel to a somewhat enjoyable comedy (that being the first movie) and not something I would really recommend. However, it had some funny moments and at least it did not try to be exactly the same movie like the second movie did.


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