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Speed Zone (1989)

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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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

In Los Angeles, California, Valentino (Brian George) used Lucille Ball's house as a navigational reference. He navigated with a map to the stars' houses. Lucille Ball died less than a week after the movie opened, on April 26, 1989. See more »

Goofs

When Lea watches the pickup change lanes to pass her, the image in the rearview isn't reversed. See more »

Quotes

Alec: Look, what would Big Wally rather have? Me dead or his fifty grand?
Vic DeRubis: Both.
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Drivin
Written by Robbie Stevens and Richie Havens
Performed by Richie Havens
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Classic!
8 March 2006 | by qcramairSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites. The Cannonball movies are great, and I think this one fits in with the first two just fine, if not better. As a youngster, I was obsessed with exotic cars and used to rent this movie all the time mostly for the cars. Now over 10 years later, I still love watching this movie. It has awesome cars, a good list of stars, and you gotta love the cheesy acting/plot. Obviously this movie isn't Oscar-worthy, and it wasn't intended to be, but really, the only movies worthy of awards and critics' attention are the boring and/or unheard of movies that would put you to sleep faster than Nyquil. Unless you're a movie critic (meaning: you have no personality, no humor, and are uptight about everything), you should get a kick out of this movie, if not at least a good amount of laughs.


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