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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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Cannonball Fever  »

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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 engine sound of the Lamborghini Countach in this movie sounds like a V8 (likely a Ferrari V8). Originally the car has a V12 engine. See more »

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Randolph van Sloan: Uh, what do you think you're doing? What, are you crazy?
Nelson van Sloan: Relax. I've got a brilliant idea.
Randolph van Sloan: Yeah, well, so far I don't like it.
Nelson van Sloan: So far, you haven't even heard it.
Randolph van Sloan: Alright, what is it?
Nelson van Sloan: I'll tell you once we get to the airport.
Randolph van Sloan: Airport? What airport?
Nelson van Sloan: The Dulles Airport.
Randolph van Sloan: Are we going to Fresno?
Nelson van Sloan: Fresno? Who said anything about Fresno? Did I say anything about Fresno?
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Great film...
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's just too bad more of the original members of the cast didn't do the film.

And too bad Hal Needham and Brock Yates didn't make the film.

If they had, they would probably had been able to get more of the original actors for this one. It's still a great film to watch nonetheless. Just a bunch of good fun and great races. No need to really get into the details...cause if you let the details ruin it for you, you'll never get into many movies.

I personally like not knowing who really won in the race, just goes to show you that the journey is better than who won.


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