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Speed Zone (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Action | 21 April 1989 (USA)
Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.

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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Taglines:

A comedy that's over the limit and beyond the law! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Many cast members in this film appeared on SCTV (1976). John Candy and Eugene Levy pulled a lot of favors to get fellow cast members and friends to appear in this movie. Rick Moranis turned down the role of Whitman. See more »

Goofs

The engine sound of the Lamborghini Countach in this movie sounds like a V8 (likely a Ferrari V8). Originally the car has a V12 engine. See more »

Quotes

Flash: Move over.
Valentino Rosatti: Huh?
Flash: Move *over*!
[Valentino climbs into the passenger seat]
Valentino Rosatti: Please, mister, it's not my fault. My brother Donato, he make me do this. Please, sir! Don't put me in jail with the Manson family!
[Flash climbs into the car]
Flash: Get your seatbelt on and put your hands on the dashboard. Come on! We've got some catching up to do.
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Connections

Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiffany's Theme
Written, Performed and Produced by David Wheatley
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Unworthy of the Cannon Ball Run Legacy.
15 October 2007 | by rudedude-1See all my reviews

I know people have debated this but this movie IS part of the Cannon Ball Run series. Its only tie however is a brief appearance by Jamie Far as The Shiek within the first few minutes of the movie. After that the movie severs most of its ties with the first two save for the race. Here a new crop of Cannon Ballers run the race while being pursued by Spiro T. Edsel a sheriff in the mold of Bufford T. Justice (a character played by the late Jackie Gleason on the Smokey and the Bandit series). Now believe it or not this is actually a decent movie when viewed outside of the Cannon Ball Run series. However when lined up with the first two Cannon Ball Run movies this just seems like a blatant rip off of them and to a lesser extent Smokey and the Bandit.


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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speed Zone 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,077,361
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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