The Cannonball Run
You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins.
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 25, 2009
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Hbo Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett & Dom DeLuise|
|Performer:||Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jamie Farr, Mel Tillis, Adrienne Barbeau, Jack Elam, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, George Furth, Michael Hui, Tara Buckman, Rick Aviles & John Fiedler|
|Directed by||Hal Needham|
|Edited by||Donn Cambern & William D. Gordean|
|Produced by||Albert S. Ruddy|
|Director of Photography:||Michael C. Butler|
Rating: 3/5 -- Cannonball Run exists somewhere in between being a last bastion of an 'old boys' Hollywood comedy, versus offering a wry send-up of those values. Full Review
The last five minutes, when they show out-takes of flubbed lines, etc, are hysterical. The rest is strictly for those willing to pay for a series of TV chat show performances. Full Review
Rating: 0.5/4 -- The Cannonball Run is an abdication of artistic responsibility at the lowest possible level of ambition. In other words, they didn't even care enough to make a good lousy movie. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- Stunts, stereotypes, and silliness in beer-fueled car race. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: D+ -- Take it as pure escapism executed by giddy performers, and it's passable entertainment. Otherwise, it's a rough cross-country ride of indulgence and automobile mayhem, perhaps best suited for a Saturday morning cartoon. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Inoffensive and sometimes funny.
New York Times
Full of terribly inside showbiz jokes and populated by what could be called Burt and Hal's Rat Pack, film takes place in that redneck never-never land where most of the guys are beer-guzzling good ole boys and all the gals are fabulously built tootsies. Full Review
A cross-country car race provides the plot for this action-packed madcap comedy with an all-star cast. The fun continues from coast to coast with the likes of Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Mel Tillis, Sammy Davis Jr., and dozens of others.
- The film spawned a sequel that starred much of the same cast, with the addition of the likes of Susan Anton, Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savalas, and Catherine Bach.
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