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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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A comedy that's over the limit and beyond the law! See more »

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Cannonball Fever  »

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$3,077,361 (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 »

Goofs

In the scene where Milano is driving the Chevy S-10 and is racing the black Ferrari Daytona, the windows are open in the short shots of the people yelling back and fourth. In the middle shots of the truck and car racing, the windows are closed. See more »

Quotes

Flash: Move over.
Valentino Rosatti: Huh?
Flash: Move *over*!
[Valentino climbs into the passenger seat]
Valentino Rosatti: Please, mister, it's not my fault. My brother Donato, he make me do this. Please, sir! Don't put me in jail with the Manson family!
[Flash climbs into the car]
Flash: Get your seatbelt on and put your hands on the dashboard. Come on! We've got some catching up to do.
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References King Kong (1976) See more »

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Born to Race
Written by Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga and Justin Chart
Performed by Ross Vannelli
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In this intended "Cannonball Run 3," amateurs replace professional drivers at the last minute before an illegal cross-country race. The real amateurs, however, were behind the camera. Jim Drake (who did some fine TV work) lazily directs this film based on an unfunny Michael Short (Martin's brother) script, complete with an obnoxious music soundtrack and bland stunt work. Even the cameos look unenthusiastic. And we don't even know who's leading the competition until the very end, a cardinal sin in racing movies. The main cast is quite talented (no fewer than 3 SCTV alums) but it looks like everyone flew in for their two weeks of filming and went home; there's simply no inspiration between the actors. During the closing credits we see John Candy, Donna Dixon and company riding around in amusement park bumper cars -- Lord, do they look utterly embarrassed. I wasn't demanding Shakespeare, but a competently-made, well-acted comedy (along the lines of Splash or Animal House) shouldn't have been out of the question, either.


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