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The Cannonball Run

"You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins."

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball ...

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Released: Jun 19th, 1981
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Rating: PG
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Genres: Action / Comedy
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The Cannonball Run Main Cast

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Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
plays J.J. McClure
Roger Moore
Roger Moore
plays Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.
Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
plays Pamela Glover
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
plays Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos
Dean Martin
Dean Martin
plays Jamie Blake
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Fenderbaum is placing his bet with the Greek you can see that the references to Porsche on the odds board are listed as Porche.
  • Jackie Chan makes one of his first US film appearances. Inspired by Hal Needham's notion of including bloopers during the closing credits, Chan begins a tradition of doing the same in most of his movies from this point onward.
  • Dom DeLuise's character, Victor Prinzi, is named after Vic Prinzi, a friend and former college football teammate of Burt Reynolds at Florida State University. Reynolds played halfback at FSU before an injury forced him out of football, and Prinzi was the quarterback.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): During the final race to the finish after the fight with the bikers, JJ and Victor pass the Rolls Royce twice, once just as Victor becomes Captain Chaos, and once just as they enter the city.
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Movie Series/Collection

The Cannonball Run
1981
- The Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run II
1984
- Cannonball Run II
Speed Zone!
1989
- Speed Zone!

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