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Cannonball Fever (1989)

Speed Zone (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Action | 21 April 1989 (USA)
An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Drake

Writer:

Michael Short
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Charlie Cronan
Donna Dixon ... Tiffany
Matt Frewer ... Alec Stewart
Joe Flaherty ... Vic DeRubis
Tim Matheson ... Jack O'Neill
Mimi Kuzyk ... Heather Scott
Melody Anderson ... Lea Roberts
Shari Belafonte ... Margaret
Brian George ... Valentino Rosatti
Art Hindle ... Flash
Dick Smothers ... Nelson van Sloan
Tom Smothers ... Randolph van Sloan
Peter Boyle ... Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel
Don Lake ... Whitman
John Schneider ... Donato
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Storyline

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life. Written by Billy Plessel <billp5@juno.com>

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Life Begins After 55! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannonball Fever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,475,494, 23 April 1989

Gross USA:

$3,077,361
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Entcorp Communications See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel said that Richard Nixon is his idol. Edsel appeared to have been named after Nixon's Vice President Spiro Agnew and Edsel Bryant Ford, son of automaker Henry Ford. See more »

Goofs

Approx 33 minutes into the movie, the black Ferrari Daytona passes the white house, but it only has one person in it (Shari). See more »

Quotes

[the beam from a signal mirror repeatedly flashes in Edsel's face]
Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel: Whoever it is with that signal mirror, I want his badge number! I'll personally crack that signal mirror over his head!
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Written by Larry E Wiliams
Performed by Splash
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Watch for the funny bit
29 June 2017 | by tvsgael2-2See all my reviews

This movie needs to be seen for the very funny bit on the airplane between a French passenger sitting next to Tom Smothers. He is Jean Pierre Bergeron. I laughed out loud, and I don't normally do that. I liked the movie, and all the other comedy players are also good. It's not as painful to watch as the reviewers state, who must not have gotten that joke. It's on You Tube if you'd like to catch it, or just read the quotes between the two. It's much funnier if you see the movie.


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