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Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 29 June 1984 (USA)
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The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Brock Yates (characters creator), Hal Needham | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... J.J. McClure
Dom DeLuise ... Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos / Don Canneloni
Dean Martin ... Jamie Blake
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Morris Fenderbaum
Jamie Farr ... The Sheik
Marilu Henner ... Betty
Telly Savalas ... Hymie Kaplan
Shirley MacLaine ... Veronica
Susan Anton ... Jill, Lamborghini Babe
Catherine Bach ... Marcie, Lamborghini Babe
Foster Brooks ... Fisherman #1
Sid Caesar ... Fisherman #2
Jackie Chan ... Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
Tim Conway ... CHP Officer #1
Tony Danza ... Terry
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Storyline

The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money, and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Burt And The Gang Are Back. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,223,948, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$28,078,073
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The stretched Chrysler Imperial limousine (stretched by thirty-six inches), used by Burt Reynolds, was converted by A.S.C. (American Sunroof Corporation) outside Detroit, Michigan, using the front doors from a 1979 to 1981 Dodge St. Regis sedan. This limousine was used in Reynolds' previous movies Sharky's Machine (1981) and Stick (1985). Frank Sinatra had a similar limousine converted by the same coachbuilder, which is still owned by the Sinatra family. See more »

Goofs

When Tony and Ceasar are trying to land the plane on the highway, Tony tells Ceasar to lower the flaps and Ceasar asks Tony where the flap handle is. The flaps can be seen and are already lowered. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
King: For one thousand centuries, the Falafel Family has ruled the deserts with one thing: speed! We had the fastest camels and the fastest horses. And now, due to... you know what
[mimics oil bubbling up]
King: , we have the fastest planes, the fastest boats, and the fastest cars. Except for one: yours! Last year, I sent you to America for one simple task. So simple. To emblazen the Falafel name as fastest in the world by winning the Cannonball Run. And you... failed!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Cannonball
Written by Milton Brown, Steve Dorff, and Snuff Garrett
Performed by Menudo
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i don't know why people hate this movie
20 June 1999 | by jaws!See all my reviews

i grew-up on watching this movie. i saw this one before i saw the first one. the first one is good,but i like this one better. cannonball run II,is a very funny movie. i think only laid-back people like these type of movies. i have watched this movie since the late 80's. i never really get tired of it. it's maybe one of my favorite movies of all time! the cast is one of the best if not (THE) best cast ever in a movie. i think the monkey is the funniest thing in this movie. but others are funny too. i give cannonball run II ***1/2 out of ****


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