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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 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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Burt Reynolds turned down a huge sum of money from Cannon Films to return for The Cannonball Run III, to focus on shedding his "good ole boy" image and becoming a serious actor. The film's title was subsequently recast and changed to Speed Zone. See more »

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After learning the Cannonball is back on, Chief Edsel announces he's closing all westbound highways except Interstate 70. Afterwards, it's Interstate 80 that remains open. See more »

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[the beam from a signal mirror repeatedly flashes in Edsel's face]
Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel: Whoever it is with that signal mirror, I want his badge number! I'll personally crack that signal mirror over his head!
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Written by Omar Dykes
Performed by Omar and the Howlers (as Omar Dykes)
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21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is good clean fun in the spirit of the Cannonball. It may not have the same big names as cannonball I & II but it was good fun. It had a LOT of bad acting skits that were tongue-in-cheek. If you took it seriously it was not a work of art but if you love the Cannonballs I&II you will be entertained by Speed Zone. John Candy is awesome. Jamie Farr is the biggest holdover from I&II. Lots of hokey scenes and lots of great chase scenes. This movie is for the type of person who enjoys Action/comedy. If you are looking for Drama or Romance you are not going to enjoy this movie.

My best suggestion is watch I & II then watch speed zone(III).


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