The Cannonball Run
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actual event called "The Cannonball
Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash." The brainchild of writer Brock
Yates, who competed in the first Cannonball in 1971. The object is to
drive as fast and as safely as possible from Connecticut to Redondo Beach, California.
In every Cannonball, no driver or person has ever been injured.
The worst case, a team or two put behind
bars for no more than an hour.
"The Cannonball Run" is based on real
characters and adventures. It was penned
by Yates, who makes an appearance in the early stages of the movie as the "organizer."
Burt Reynolds headlines an all star lineup as "J.J. McClure" a wealthy
entrepreneur who, along with his
'executive assistant' Victor Prinze,
played with great verve by comedian
Dom DeLuise. Victor has some issues.
In times of 'mortal danger' his personality changes from mild mannered
mechanic, into an alter-ego called
"Captain Chaos" who wreaks havoc on
some less than respectable hombres we encounter along the way.
Farrah Fawcett is teamed with J.J. and Victor when she's kidnapped in their ambulance.
Jack Elam as "Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing" provides lots of laughs
and few chills when needed.
Veteran performers Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. join the ensemble as
a pair of priests in a souped-up Ferrari.
Roger Moore makes a departure from his
'James Bond' character playing "Seymor Goldfarb." An individual who believes he's
Roger Moore. It's a great spoof and Moore plays it with perfection.Read more ›
Classic car race film where car maniacs go into a car racing competition to win thousands & thousands of Dollars
the race is from Connetticut to California
an all star cast are the Drivers, Roger moore, Dean martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tara buckman, Adrienne Barbeau, Farrah fawcett
the way this film was shot was definitely a one off, alot of cameras on car hoods driving at extreme High speeds
even some of the camera crew had to drive at high speeds along the cars in the film
according to Hal needhams commentary
still very funny after 35 years, Burt reynolds & Dom De luse are extremely funny Duo
plus i still love the Theme song Cannonball performed by Ray stevens still very catchy rockin' song
the film was first released on DVD with a new Digital remastered transfer in 1:78:1 widescreen
with an Audio commentary with Director Hal needham as the only special feature
tragically no new retrospect interviews with Burt reynolds or Hal needham was added to this dvd
well it's now on blu-ray by HBO with a new High Definition transfer in the same screen ratio as the DVD 1:78:1
the only difference is the picture quality, the picture is very sharp & clear for sure better quality than the old DVD
plus a new 5.1 Master audio mix has been added which does sound alot better than the Dolby digital sound quality
tragically no new special features for this new blu-ray version
it would've been Great if HBO got a new retrospect interview with Burt reynolds & Hal needham
aswell as Tara buckman & Adrienne Barbeau
but HBO did not bother making an effort, all they did was recycle the old commentary track from the DVD
if you love this old classic Cannonball run like i Do
get the blu-ray version, picture quality looks much better than the old dvd version
5 stars for the film, about 3 stars for this new blu-ray version mainly cause there's no new extras.
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I haven't watched it yet, but I have seen it before and loved the movie.Published 2 days ago by Summer92
OUTSTANDING Movie! If you want to laugh hard at some of the most well known comedian legends in history then this is the movie for you!Published 4 days ago by Luigi Mario
A + classic...Star-studded cast....Its a who's who of hollywood....Published 10 days ago by T. Huguelet
As good as I remember with the exception of Farrah not being nearly as hot as she was when I was a teenager. If you liked Smokey and The Bandit, you will like this.Published 1 month ago by EJW