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Speed Zone (1989)

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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Life Begins After 55! 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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Trivia

John Schnieder of Dukes of Hazzard fame plays an unknown character of the driver of the Lambourghini in the opening get-away scene. His role is credited as Donnato, however he is not Donnato at all, the character heard on the phone in the police station. His character was never given a name and due to sloppy research by the credit team, was mistakenly named Donnato in the credits. See more »

Goofs

Approx 33 minutes into the movie, the black Ferrari Daytona passes the white house, but it only has one person in it (Shari). See more »

Quotes

Alec: Look, what would Big Wally rather have? Me dead or his fifty grand?
Vic DeRubis: Both.
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Connections

Features The Cannonball Run (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Race
Written by Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga and Justin Chart
Performed by Ross Vannelli
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Friends don't let friends watch this film.
1 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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