The Cannonball Run (1981)

9.0 / Rated by 2 people

95 min.
Plot  Race teams have gathered in Connecticut to start a cross-country car race. One at a time, teams drive up to the starters' stand, punch a time card to indicate their time of departure, then take off.

Among the teams are:

:*JJ McClure (Reynolds) and Victor Prinzim (DeLuise) drive a souped-up, but otherwise authentic, Dodge Tradesman ambulance. (Hal Needham and Brock Yates used the same vehicle in the actual 1979 race.)

:*Former open-wheel icon (and Scotch-swilling) Jamie Blake (Dean Martin) and his (gambling-obsessed) teammate Morris Fenderbaum (Sammy Davis, Jr.), dressed as Catholic priests, drive a red Ferrari 308 GTS. (They are based on an entry in the real 1972 race, in which three men disguised as priests ("The Flying Fathers") drove a Mercedes 280 SEL sedan, which they claimed to be "the Monsignor's car" belonging to an ecumenical council of prelates in California.)

:*Jill Rivers (Tara Buckman) and Marcie Thatcher (Adrienne Barbeau), two attracti...



Roger Moore
Seymour Goldfarb
George Furth
Arthur J. Foyt
Jackie Chan
Simply "Mitsubishi Driver #1"
John Fiedler
The desk clerk.


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The Cannonball Run
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montbravo rated The Cannonball Run (1981) with 9.0 stars / 30.12.2014

Bultan rated The Cannonball Run (1981) with 9.0 stars / 30.12.2014

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