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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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In 2009, the TV show MythBusters (2003) set out to prove the stunt where the Lamborghini skips across some water to escape the police. They proved that a stock Lamborghini could not do the stunt and that the car in the movie must have been specially weighted and that it was possible that the water was very shallow and the car may have actually landed on its wheels when skipping. In other words, "busted". See more »

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When the cop is behind the Lamborghini on the trailer, they enter Missouri. The driver says "now that we're out of Iowa, you're out of your jurisdiction." I-70 does not go through Iowa. See more »

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Mr. Benson: What's this? A Volvo? A Volvo! Pass it! Pass it, pass it!
[winds down window]
Mr. Benson: Why don't you go back to Sweden, ya bunch of yodellers!
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Written, Performed and Produced by David Wheatley
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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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