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Cannonball Fever (1989)

Speed Zone (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Action | 21 April 1989 (USA)
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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$3,077,361 (USA)
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Trivia

In 2009, the TV show MythBusters (2003) set out to prove the stunt where the Lamborghini skips across some water to escape the police. They proved that a stock Lamborghini could not do the stunt and that the car in the movie must have been specially weighted and that it was possible that the water was very shallow and the car may have actually landed on its wheels when skipping. In other words, "busted". See more »

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The Jaguar is about to plunge into the ground nose-first, then lands with its nose in the air. 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 Places in the Heart (1984) See more »

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Roll Away
Written by Michael Mugrage, John Scott Sherrill and Bob DiPiero
Performed by Felix Cavaliere
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I have to admit that I don't know the "Cannonball Run" movies.
18 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I read that "Speed Zone!" is a semi-addition to the "Cannonball Run" movies; I don't know those at all, so I just have to take the movie at face value. It's basically another flick in the wacky race genre - others include "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Gumball Rally" - a litany of silliness for silliness's sake. I didn't derive any hidden meaning or anything (even "IAMMMMW" was all about greed). Totally pointless, I guess. Sort of an excuse to have a bunch of stars. There were some funny scenes, but not enough to merit any real recognition. The cast members have all done better than this. Starring John Candy, Donna Dixon, Peter Boyle, Shari Belafonte, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers and Brooke Shields.


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