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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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Randolph van Sloan: I wonder if they're gonna feed us on this flight.
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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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Unworthy of the Cannon Ball Run Legacy.
15 October 2007 | by (Fort Smith AR) – See all my reviews

I know people have debated this but this movie IS part of the Cannon Ball Run series. Its only tie however is a brief appearance by Jamie Far as The Shiek within the first few minutes of the movie. After that the movie severs most of its ties with the first two save for the race. Here a new crop of Cannon Ballers run the race while being pursued by Spiro T. Edsel a sheriff in the mold of Bufford T. Justice (a character played by the late Jackie Gleason on the Smokey and the Bandit series). Now believe it or not this is actually a decent movie when viewed outside of the Cannon Ball Run series. However when lined up with the first two Cannon Ball Run movies this just seems like a blatant rip off of them and to a lesser extent Smokey and the Bandit.


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