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In this race/chase comedy, Burt Reynolds is supported by a cast of high profile actors in extended guest roles, all of whom play entrants in a wacky coast-to-coast (illegal) car race. The film has little plot to speak of, just a series of stunts, crashes and broad comedy moments.No-one could ever seriously place this film on their list of all-time classics, but it's not as bad as critics like to claim.
Mechanic J.J. McClure (Burt Reynolds) and his schizophrenic buddy Victor (Dom Deluise - who occasionally loses it and transforms into his alter-ego Captain Chaos) enter a car race from New Jersey to California. Fellow entrants include a suave Englishman who thinks he's James Bond (Roger Moore); two con-men disguised as priests (Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr); a womanising sheik (Jamie Farr); a Subaru-driving Japanese stunt-man (Jackie Chan); and a couple of busty bimbos in a Lamborghini (Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman)and Terry Bradshaw(all time Steeler quarterback great).
Scenes that work include J.J and Victor landing an aeroplane in a busy street to purchase more beer; the Japanese racers almost crashing because their driver is busy watching porn movies on the in-built TV; the Lamborghini babes repeatedly dodging speeding charges by flashing their (considerable) cleavage at the prosecuting cops; and any of the hilarious out-takes shown over the closing credits. Jack Elam also has some amusing scenes as a very unreliable doctor(proctologist) with a penchant for injecting anaesthetics and wanting to use his finger. The Cannonball Run is loud, broad fun, very easy to watch for a few laughs.
Loads and loads of laughs is the only way to describe this star studded, action packed comedy featuring Burt Reynolds and Dom "Captain Chaos" Deluise. If you want to kick back and enjoy a movie together with your family, then I would highly recommend Cannonball Run. It's got Sammy and Dean for you "Rat Pack" fans. It's got Jamie Farr for all you "M*A*S*H" fans. Roger Moore for you "007" fans. Joe Klecko and Terry Bradshaw for you NFL fans. Oh and who could ever forget the beautiful and stunning Farrah Fawcett for all you "Charlie's Angels" fans. And a young Jackie Chan who shows off some of his martial arts moves, those of which made him famous. Growing up this is the race I wanted to do when I grow up and now that I'm grown, unfortunately this has not happened. However, whenever I watch this great all time classic it brings me back to my days of youth and fond memeories of such. If you never watched this movie, you dont know what your missing. If you have watched Cannonball Run then you know what I mean.
I bought the Cannonball Run (DVD,2001) last week becouse it was not in my collection! This movie is a great movie , it has a lot of movie stars and you can see them when they were young. The movie make me laugh every time. This movie is recommended.
This is a 1981 film comedy starting Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett.
An cross-country outlaw road race from the Red Ball Garage in New York City to the pier at Redondo Beach, California.
THIS MOVIE IS ONE THAT I REMEMBERED FROM MY YOUTH AS JUST A CLASSIC, FUN RACE ACROSS AMERICA. THE SLAP STICK COMEDY BETEWEEN ALL THE CLASSIC COMEDY ACTORS OF THE TIME IS TIMELESS. FROM DEAN MARTIN AND SAMMY DAVIS JR. TO BURT REYNOLDS AND DOM DELUISE, NOT MENTION FARRAH FAUCETT, AND TERRY BRADSHAW THE FILM IS PACKED WITH STAR POWER FROM THE LATE SEVENTIES AND DELIVERS LAUGHS THROUGHOUT. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN SOMETHING FUNNY TO WATCH, I WOULD RECOMMEND THE CANNONBALL RUN AS A GREAT SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT.
this totally dated movie is still a fun classic~ The Cannonball Run a coast to coast car rally. Reynolds comes up with the brilliant idea of having his "car' be an ambulance so he can travel fast~ and not get stopped along the way. complete with rent a doctor (Proctologist) and "patient" kidnapped Farrah Fawcett we have a ball watching this. Starts a little slow but the complete lunacy of the other Rally Cars complete with sexy women and Guest stars (Dean Martin Sammy Davis Junior) and many more add to the fun rally scenes. the BEST part of the movie is the END credits one of the first movies to brilliantly show the OUT TAKES during the final credits~ worth the watch to see them~
this movie is as entertaining for women as men. Very dated today but the humor is timeless~ I give it a solid 8 out of 10 for funny~
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I love slapstick and comedy in general. Cannonball Run has been a favorite since I first saw it on the big screen at the picture show oh so many years ago! Fast cars, lovely ladies, great gags and jokes. You can tell the actors had a great time filming and had no problem making a little fun of them selfs and/or the other movies they had been in. Like Burt thinking out loud saying "I could use a black Trans Am! No, that's been done." It is always fun to see the "headman" have to admit that he can't really get along without his bumbling sidekick, no matter how many mistakes and headaches they cause. Plus one of the last times Dean Martin and Sammy Davis jr. were on screen together and playing partners. Go Rat Pack! I haven't seen the uncut version for so long it will seem like the first time and I'm looking forward to it. I've been long past due adding this favorite to my collection. If you are looking for some good laughs, great cars and car stunts, and a fight scene where more punchlines are thrown than punches, then this one is an excellent choice!
Classic car flick,All star cast. Great addition to anyone's DVD collection.
Fun and nastaligic. Just throw back the popcorn and enjoy.
i love the movie. it was a great deal. the Cannonball run takes me back when movies were fun to watch. the cast in this movie all all great actors. seeing the movie on dvd makes for a perfect evening. buying this dvd was a great deal.
always been a dom delouise and burt reynolds fan they were great together. i have the vhs version but want to upgrade to the more popular dvd format.the move is five stars and a very entertaining movie.