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Cannonball! (1976)

This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 miles per hour isn't going to ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bartel

Writers:

Paul Bartel (screenplay), Don Simpson (screenplay) (as Donald C. Simpson)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
Bill McKinney ... Cade Redman
Veronica Hamel ... Linda Maxwell
Gerrit Graham ... Perman Waters
Robert Carradine ... Jim Crandell
Belinda Balaski ... Maryann
Judy Canova ... Sharma Capri
Archie Hahn ... Zippo
Carl Gottlieb ... Terry McMillan
Mary Woronov ... Sandy Harris, Girl in the Van #1
Diane Lee Hart ... Wendy, Girl in the Van #2
Glynn Rubin Glynn Rubin ... Ginny, Girl in the Van #3
James Keach ... Wolfe Messer
Dick Miller ... Bennie Buckman
Stanley Bennett Clay ... Beutell (as Stanley Clay)
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Storyline

This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 miles per hour isn't going to win. They'll need to drive a little faster than that. Well actually, they will need to drive MUCH faster than 55. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannonball See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,270,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical prints of the film included an announcement after the end credits that had the caption "Watch for David Carradine in DEATH SPORT" alongside the famous poster art for the film. Death Sport would become the next film David Carradine would do for New World Pictures, but the next film Carradine would do for producer Roger Corman would be Thunder and Lightning, which was released by 20th Century Fox. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. McMillan and her two daughters take a bottle of champagne to Terry McMillan before the race, he is not wearing any glasses. However, when she speaks to him he suddenly is wearing a pair of sunglasses. The sunglasses disappear again at the end of the scene. See more »

Quotes

TV Producer: We're trying to get a word here with Brad Phillips, organizer of the race. Brad, tell me, your race has been called an outlaw sporting event. Do you have any comment on that?
Brad Phillips: Well, the police and safety officals around the country get upset because our drivers tend to exceed the speed limits.
TV Producer: Are you saying you're promoting illegality?
Brad Phillips: Well, no, no. I didn't say that.
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Crazy Credits

Legendary film producer Gabriel Katzka is credited as "friend" in the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut to secure an A rating. In 2004 these cuts were waived and the film was passed uncut with a 12 rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in That Guy Dick Miller (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, How I'll Cry When You Go
Music by Paul Bartel
Lyrics by Paul Bartel
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One of the best car movies
25 November 2001 | by stevenfallonnycSee all my reviews

Of all the movies about cross country road races (Cannonball 1 and 2, Gumball Rally, et all) I always thought this was easily the best, even though you tend to hear about it the least. David Carradine is great as the star driver, trying to reclaim some past glory and get another shot at a racing career. And Dick Miller as his corrupt brother? Magnificent! Other New World Pictures stars abound!

Lots of great cars, and car action as well, especially the final chase between Carradine and the film's villain, driving a wicked Dodge Charger. Sure there's some bad acting and some bad direction, but as far as being a 70's car/B-flick, it ranks high. One interesting note - the very last image shown in New World's "Death Race 2000" was of an incompleted elevated highway road section, just like the kind Carradine jumps his car across during the big chase. You gotta buy an old used video if you wanna see this one, which would be great on a widescreen DVD. I actually saw this in the theater and would love to see in widescreen again!


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