The Cannonball Run

The Cannonball Run

Burt Reynolds
Director: Hal Needham Cast: Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
, Roger Moore
Roger Moore
, Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
Hal Needham

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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

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2009
UPC: 0883929067473
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 1,374

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds J.J. McClure
Roger Moore Seymour
Farrah Fawcett Pamela
Dom DeLuise Victor
Dean Martin Jamie Blake
Sammy Davis Fenderbaum
Jack Elam Doctor
Adrienne Barbeau Marcie
Terry Bradshaw Terry
Jackie Chan Subaru Driver #1
Bert Convy Brad
Jamie Farr Sheik
Peter Fonda Chief Biker
George Furth A.F. Foyt
Michael Hui Subaru Driver #2
Bianca Jagger Sheik's Sister
Molly Picon Mom Goldfarb
Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder The Greek
Mel Tillis Mel
Rick Aviles Mad Dog
Warren Berlinger Shakey Finch
Tara Buckman Jill
Norman Grabowski Petoski
Joe KJecko Racing Driver
Robert Tessier Biker
John Fiedler Desk Clerk
Alfie Wise Barman
Johnny Yune TV Talk Show Host
Lois Areno Seymour's Girl
Susan McDonald Seymour's Girl
Jimmy Lewis Missouri Patrolman 1
Fred Smith Californian Patrolman 1
Roy Tatum Connecticut Patrolman
Dudley Remus New Jersey Patrolman 1
Brock Yates Organizer
Kathleen M. Shea Starting Girl
John Megna Arthur Rose
Linda McClure Dour Lady
Laura Lizer Sommers Lady in Distress
Richard Losee Trans Am Driver
Lois Hamilton Seymour's Girl (Spike)
Grayce Spence Chair Person
Capps Conductor

Technical Credits
Hal Needham Director
Michael C. Butler Cinematographer
Donn Cambern Editor
Capps Score Composer
Raymond Chow Executive Producer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett Musical Direction/Supervision
William D. Gordean Editor
David Shamroy Hamburger Associate Producer,Production Designer
Rochell Moser Set Decoration/Design
Albert S. Ruddy Producer
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
Carol Wenger Art Director
Brock Yates Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cannonball Run
1. Main Title [3:55]
2. Sharing the Glory [4:13]
3. The Spy Who Loved Moore [3:16]
4. Live From Tokyo [3:03]
5. So Sheik [1:21]
6. "I've Gotta Be Free" [1:04]
7. Still Wet Behind the Ears [4:47]
8. Checking In [2:05]
9. Vision of an Angel [5:56]
10. Making the Rounds [4:07]
11. Let the Games Begin [9:01]
12. "California, Here We Come" [9:20]
13. Hail to the Superchief [6:35]
14. Chase to Victory [5:36]
15. Hello Again [7:00]
16. Entering Santa Fe [6:42]
17. Breaking Down [3:30]
18. Showdown [4:08]
19. Cut to the Finish [6:19]
20. Credits/Outtakes [3:22]

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