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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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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Cannonball Fever  »

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In Los Angeles, Valentino uses Lucille Ball's house as a navigational reference. He navigates with a map to the stars' homes. Lucille Ball died less than a week after the movie openned. See more »

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The blue Jaguar XJ-S has a UK number plate, HGX906A, but is left hand drive. It may have been built in UK then converted as cars built for the UK market are right hand drive. See more »

Quotes

Randolph van Sloan: I wonder if they're gonna feed us on this flight.
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Frenchman: You would like my penis?
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Follows Cannonball Run II (1984) See more »

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Rattlesnake Shake
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Performed by Omar and the Howlers (as Omar Dykes)
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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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