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Cannonball Run, The Movie

80s Film Summary for Cannonball Run, The

Summary

“The Cannonball Run” is a car race comedy released in 1981. This 80’s movie is about a country cross race that will be starting in Connecticut and that counts with all sorts of weird vehicles driven by really crazy looking pilots.

Cannonball Run, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Cannonball Run, The was released on August 25, 2009 by Hbo Home Video and is rated PG.

Plot

“The Cannonball Run” is a goofy chase movie full of gags with a little air of irreverence. Considered a classic nowadays, the movie focuses on a crazy cross-country race.

J.J. McClure (Reynolds) is a once legendary driver now driving an ambulance together with his mechanic as co-pilot, Viktor Prinzim (Dom DeLuise) who happens to have an alter Ego known as “Captain Chaos”. With them goes the gorgeous reporter Pamela Glover (Fawcett) and together they face all type of crazy situations during this pretty mad race called “The Cannonball Run”.

Cast

J.J. McClure - Burt Reynolds
Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. - Roger Moore
Viktor Prinzim/Capt. Chaos - Dom DeLuise
Pamela Glover - Farrah Fawcett
Morris Fenderbaum - Sammy Davis Jr.
Jamie Blake - Dean Martin
Japanese Subaru pilot - Jackie Chan

Trivia

Although the movie script describes Jackie Chan as Japanese he spoke Cantonese during the whole “The Cannonball Run” movie.

In “The Cannonball Run” Roger Moore´s character, Seymour Goldfarb Jr., drove a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 during the movie. Sean Connery made that car famous at the James Bond films “Goldenfinger” and “Thunderball”. However Moore, who also played James Bond on several other movies, never actually drove an Aston Martin in any Bond films.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Cannonball Run, The was released to theatres on 06/19/1981 by 20th Century Fox, and grossed $54,189,310 at the box office in the US.


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