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The Cannonball Run (1981)

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Title: The Cannonball Run (1981)

Tagline: You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins.

Genre: Comedy, Action

Director: Hal Needham

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda, George Furth, Michael Hui, Bianca Jagger, Molly Picon, Jimmy Snyder, Mel Tillis, Rick Aviles, Warren Berlinger, Tara Buckman, John Fiedler, Norman Grabowski, Joe Klecko, Grayce Spence, Robert Tessier, Alfie Wise, Johnny Yune, Lois Hamilton, Kathleen M. Shea, John Megna, Laura Lizer Sommers, Richard Losee, Hal Needham, Valerie Perrine, Vickie Reigle

Release: 1981-06-19

Runtime: 95

Plot: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.
The Cannonball Run (1981)

 

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