David Carradine ended up staging all the fight scenes in the movie, including the one with him and John Herzfeld, playing Bennie's cohort Sharpe, disguised as the fake motorcycle cop. Herzfeld did some amateur boxing before becoming an actor/filmmaker. See more »
In the pile-up on the freeway, the same yellow Cadillac hits the pile twice. See more »
The story of "Cannonball" is about an illegal coast-to-coast car race in the USA. Of course, also some saboteurs are on the road to guarantee a not smoothly course of events...
Obviously not as great as Paul Bartel´s predecessor "Death Race 2000" "Cannonball" is a trash classic and cheese de luxe: cheesy acting, cheesy stunts, cheesy humour, cheesy dialogues... take a lot of car chases, explosions and add some campy humour and you´ve got "Cannonball"! But it´s always great fun to watch! A highly entertaining C-grade movie which is also very interesting for the prominent supporting cast, because Roger Corman, Martin Scorcese, Jonathan Kaplan, Joe Dante or Sly Stallone have small roles in this funny gem!
Fasten your seat belts and enjoy!!!
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