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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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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 »

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When John Candy's character is evading the police backward he drives over the rail road tracks, the footage was reversed as the dust picked up goes down into the ground rather than in the air. See more »

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[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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Born to Race
Written by Ross Vannelli, Ed Grenga and Justin Chart
Performed by Ross Vannelli
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I have to admit that I don't know the "Cannonball Run" movies.
18 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I read that "Speed Zone!" is a semi-addition to the "Cannonball Run" movies; I don't know those at all, so I just have to take the movie at face value. It's basically another flick in the wacky race genre - others include "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Gumball Rally" - a litany of silliness for silliness's sake. I didn't derive any hidden meaning or anything (even "IAMMMMW" was all about greed). Totally pointless, I guess. Sort of an excuse to have a bunch of stars. There were some funny scenes, but not enough to merit any real recognition. The cast members have all done better than this. Starring John Candy, Donna Dixon, Peter Boyle, Shari Belafonte, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers and Brooke Shields.


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