Cannonball Run (1981)
Front Cover Actor
Burt Reynolds J.J. McClure
Roger Moore Seymour
Farrah Fawcett Pamela
Dom DeLuise Victor
Dean Martin Jamie Blake
Sammy Davis, Jr. Fenderbaum
Jack Elam Doctor
Adrienne Barbeau Marcie
Terry Bradshaw Terry
Jackie Chan Subaru Driver #1
Movie Details
Director Hal Needham
Language English
Run Time 95 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham team up for the fourth time, this time bringing an all-star cast of characters on a cross-country car race in the vein of 1976 release The Gumball Rally. The police are the least of the Cannonballers' worries as they push the pedal to the metal in a race from Connecticut to California. Reynolds stars as J.J. McClure, a speed-loving racer disguised as an ambulance driver to outsmart the police. He is paired up with Dom Deluise, who plays his dimwitted sidekick Victor and who, on occasion, dons the suit of Captain Chaos. Rat Packers Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. join the lineup as Ferrari-driving priests, while martial arts expert Jackie Chan takes on one of his first U.S. film roles driving a souped-up Subaru. Among the many other stars are Roger Moore doing a parody of his 007 character, complete with secret devices and weapons, Farrah Fawcett as Pamela, a woman McClure and Chaos pick up, and Jamie Farr as a deranged Islamic sheik. Jack Elam joins the cast as a crazed proctologist along for McClure's ambulance ride, and Needham makes a cameo as a patient. — Rachel Koetje
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 499
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1