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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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Considered to be a distant relative of the Cannonball Run films, and in fact it was at one point going to be called Cannonball Run III. See more »

Goofs

The giant "S" on the truck's sleeper cab reverses in one shot as the truck is chasing the BMW. See more »

Quotes

[Vic looks over the roadblock with binoculars]
Vic DeRubis: Get in the car, Alec.
Alec: What?
Vic DeRubis: Get in the car, Alec! I'm gonna drive!
Alec: Vic, you turn that frown upside-down right now!
[Vic grabs Alec by the collar]
Vic DeRubis: I'll turn YOU upside-down right now!
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References Places in the Heart (1984) See more »

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Drivin
Written by Robbie Stevens and Richie Havens
Performed by Richie Havens
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8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites. The Cannonball movies are great, and I think this one fits in with the first two just fine, if not better. As a youngster, I was obsessed with exotic cars and used to rent this movie all the time mostly for the cars. Now over 10 years later, I still love watching this movie. It has awesome cars, a good list of stars, and you gotta love the cheesy acting/plot. Obviously this movie isn't Oscar-worthy, and it wasn't intended to be, but really, the only movies worthy of awards and critics' attention are the boring and/or unheard of movies that would put you to sleep faster than Nyquil. Unless you're a movie critic (meaning: you have no personality, no humor, and are uptight about everything), you should get a kick out of this movie, if not at least a good amount of laughs.


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