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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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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 (crew or equipment visible): When J.J. lands the plane in the middle of a town square so Victor can get beer, if you look in the background, you can see the barriers that were used to block off the streets. You can also see people standing around watching in the background when Victor is running into the store for the beer.
  • Burt Reynolds received a then-record $5 million salary for his work on the film, which took three weeks.
  • George Furth's character (Arthur J. Foyt) was named as an tribute to IndyCar and NASCAR legend Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. (a.k.a. A.J. Foyt).
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When The Sheik stops at the drive-in diner, the scenes were spliced together out of order.
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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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