The Cannonball Run Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
A daredevil (Burt Reynolds) and other characters (Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett) get in their cars and take off on a cross-country race.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau

Director: Hal Needham

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Golden Harvest Company

Keywords: Hilarious, Car, Rivalry, Bar, Cheeky, 1980s, Charming, Competition, Quest, Hotel, Police officer, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Farrah Fawcett offers to this corrupt "entertainment" a small measure of the fresh innocence Marilyn Monroe used to bring to her movies; watching her work under these circumstances is like watching a maiden being thrown to Moloch. [22 June 1981]

  • 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. show more

  • A truly stupid film based on what should have been a surefire hit - a cross-country car race. Too many stars spoil the action, including Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. [19 June 1981, p.2-8]

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