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Speed Zone (1989)

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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Trivia

Considered to be a distant relative of The Cannonball Run films, and was at one point going to be called "Cannonball Run III". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Milano is driving the Chevy S-10 and is racing the black Ferrari Daytona, the windows are open in the short shots of the people yelling back and fourth. In the middle shots of the truck and car racing, the windows are closed. See more »

Quotes

Randolph van Sloan: Uh, what do you think you're doing? What, are you crazy?
Nelson van Sloan: Relax. I've got a brilliant idea.
Randolph van Sloan: Yeah, well, so far I don't like it.
Nelson van Sloan: So far, you haven't even heard it.
Randolph van Sloan: Alright, what is it?
Nelson van Sloan: I'll tell you once we get to the airport.
Randolph van Sloan: Airport? What airport?
Nelson van Sloan: The Dulles Airport.
Randolph van Sloan: Are we going to Fresno?
Nelson van Sloan: Fresno? Who said anything about Fresno? Did I say anything about Fresno?
[...]
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Connections

References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Drivin
Written by Robbie Stevens and Richie Havens
Performed by Richie Havens
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Hey, it's not that bad!
22 February 2000 | by ClubberLangATOSee all my reviews

Granted this is a loser of a flick, but it's not that bad! If you like the first 2 Cannonball Run films, you should like this one. Fans of Smokey and the Bandit 3 will understand this movie: A desperate attempt at earning laughs(and dollars) from a tired, and over-used idea. Smokey 3 is somewhat better than this, as well as Gumball Rally. I recommend both. Anyway, Speed Zone has good action stunts and John Candy. Give it a chance. Hey, it's not that bad!


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