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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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Life Begins After 55! See more »

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$3,077,361 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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 »

Quotes

Margaret: [to a pair of surfers] Oh, Todd!
Lea Roberts: You know him?
Margaret: No, but one them's always named Todd.
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Born to Race
Written by Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga and Justin Chart
Performed by Ross Vannelli
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Worthy Sequel
11 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the Cannonball Run movies of which this is the "unofficial" last installment. Jaime Farr reprises his role as the Shiek in an uncredited spot, the only role continued from the series. The movie does make a mark with me as having four of my top favorite actresses; Donna Dixon AND Melody Anderson, Alyssa Milano AND Brooke Shields. Unfortunately, the movie bogs down in places, especially where the Smothers brothers are concerned, and the fact that the comedy, as in the other two, plays second fiddle to the racing. There may be one REALLY good movie in merging all of these films together, but as it is, this movie really suffers in that none of the characters really get to do any real comedy.


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