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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 (revealing mistake): Shakey Finch (who rides on the back of Bert Convy's motorcycle) is clearly replaced by a dummy in all wide shots. The most amusing of these is when they arrive at the blocked-off California road near the end of the movie; the dummy is lifelessly pitched forward on the motorcycle seat.
  • CAMEO(Brock Yates) the film's writer appears as the organizer of the race.
  • 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.
  • Victor (Dom DeLuise) tells J.J. (Burt Reynolds) that it is a good thing they have a doctor on board in case someone gets "swamp fever". This is a reference to Smokey and the Bandit II where Dom played a doctor Burt picks up. He was treating a patient for swamp fever.
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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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