The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Directors:

Hal Needham, Ralph Bakshi (uncredited)

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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The popcorn is in the lobby. The nuts are on the screen. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Aside from playing Victor Prinzim, Dom DeLuise also played mob boss Don Cannelloni, who behaves and speaks similar to The Godfather (1972)'s main character, Don Corleone. DeLuise played a similar character in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), a movie directed by his long-time collaborator Mel Brooks. He also played a similar character in The Godson (1998). See more »

Goofs

At the roadside fruit stand, Arnold's racing outfit has a few watermelon stains on it even before Jackie breaks the melon, but his outfit is perfectly clean when he drags Jackie away at the end of the scene. 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 E! True Hollywood Story: Dean Martin (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cannonball
Written by Ray Stevens (as R. Stevens)
Performed by Ray Stevens
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These 2 movies have a special place in my heart
11 March 2003 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

Like I said, The Cannonball Run and it's wonderful sequel have been entertaining me since I was a little viewer and I love these two films. Once again Burt Reynolds and Dom De Luise joke and fool around through the entire movie. I think that the major reason that people give this movie bad reviews is that they take it too seriously. It is obvious that no one in the movie was taking it seriously. Like in the first one, it is as if everybody just decided to get together and make a movie for fun. The Cannonball Run films weren't made to win awards or further careers or make a statement. The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II were made to show that even big stars can goof off sometimes. It makes me wonder if all the movies the Rat Pack made were made for the same reasons. Anyways, I love this movie and think that it's great fun. The out takes at the end are hilarious and more, nay, all movies should have out takes. Bottom Line: Buy it, watch it until every gag is committed to memory, and live better for it. You're welcome.


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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannonball Run II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,323,948, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$28,078,073

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,078,073
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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