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

PG  |   |  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 <>

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Comedy | Action


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Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cannonball Fever  »

Box Office


$3,077,361 (USA)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


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 »


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.
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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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Follows Cannonball Run II (1984) See more »


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Written by Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga and Justin Chart
Performed by Ross Vannelli
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Candy ain't dandy
11 March 2015 | by (Birkenhead United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(26%) Yet another cannonball run sequel aired on a lousy film channel with ad breaks every two and a half minutes. So I think I'll pass on this one thank you very much. But hang on. It stars the great late John Candy? I'm in. That's how this played out for me and probably many other people who've sat through this lame time passing turkey. So without Mr Candy I won't have watched this. But besides that aspect, what else is there? Well not a lot besides Eugene Levy playing a real jerk in a very small role, some limp comedy, some exotic cars getting mistreated, a few cameos, and Donna Dixon doing her best Marilyn Monroe impression. If you like John Candy as much as I do then you might want to give this a look, but there's nothing really to see here.

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