Cannonball (1958– )

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The adventures of a pair of long-haul truck drivers as they haul cargo all over the US and Canada.

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Series cast summary:
Paul Birch ...
 Mike Malone (47 episodes, 1958-1959)
 Jerry Austin (47 episodes, 1958-1959)


The adventures of a pair of long-haul truck drivers as they haul cargo all over the US and Canada.

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Release Date:

6 October 1958 (Canada)  »

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Mike Malone  »

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(39 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Words and music by Merle Haggard
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Cannonball-the series
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the series as I was growing up in El Paso. The series seems now to be a roving trucker's plot, sort of in the vein of "Route 66," only from a Canadian point of view. I was a small girl so I didn't really see Canada in the show. The U.S. Southwest was my point of reference. I would love to see the series come out on DVD. My husband remembers the show, too, and he says the series almost influenced him into becoming a trucker like his grandfather. "Cannonball" has the rudimentary set of screenplay constructs that could help aspiring writers understand the makeup of camera cutaways, acting interaction and time constraint editing. It also is a great little piece that extols the virtue of the old GMC round snout cab, the Trailways aerodynamic trailers and the road lifestyles back in the '50s. Perhaps the owners of the copyright will see fit to reintroduce the show in DVD form.

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