The Cannonball Run

1981

PG

95 Min

The Cannonball Run

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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 racers over the several years that the event was run.

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Released:
Jun 19th, 1981
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Country:
USA

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The Cannonball Run

Posted: 15 years ago

Successful but stupid action-comedy about a cross-country auto race. All-star cast should have run when they had the chance!

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