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Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 29 June 1984 (USA)
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The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

Brock Yates (characters creator), Hal Needham | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... J.J. McClure
Dom DeLuise ... Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos / Don Canneloni
Dean Martin ... Jamie Blake
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Morris Fenderbaum
Jamie Farr ... The Sheik
Marilu Henner ... Betty
Telly Savalas ... Hymie Kaplan
Shirley MacLaine ... Veronica
Susan Anton ... Jill, Lamborghini Babe
Catherine Bach ... Marcie, Lamborghini Babe
Foster Brooks ... Fisherman #1
Sid Caesar ... Fisherman #2
Jackie Chan ... Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
Tim Conway ... CHP Officer #1
Tony Danza ... Terry
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Storyline

The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money, and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Fasten your seatbelts. Those crazy Cannonballers are at it again! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf dem Highway ist wieder die Hölle los See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,323,948, 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$28,078,073

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,078,073
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Sinatra was not happy with the movie, asking how his character was supposed to win the Cannonball Run after joining it on its final leg. He was under the impression it was a race where the first person across the finish line was the winner, and no one explained you clock in at the start, and clock off at the end. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning the guy in the Mercedes Gull wing says that he now has a 383 Hemi in his car. Chrylser never made the Hemi in the 383 size. They were all Wedge engines. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
King: For one thousand centuries, the Falafel Family has ruled the deserts with one thing: speed! We had the fastest camels and the fastest horses. And now, due to... you know what
[mimics oil bubbling up]
King: , we have the fastest planes, the fastest boats, and the fastest cars. Except for one: yours! Last year, I sent you to America for one simple task. So simple. To emblazen the Falafel name as fastest in the world by winning the Cannonball Run. And you... failed!
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Crazy Credits

Back when 20th Century Fox was involved in the project (before Warner Bros. picked up distribution rights), Fox had a variation of the 1981 logo for this film, much like with its predecessor: the 1981 logo would start like it usually did, but then, all of a sudden, a spotlight is taken off, bringing the music to an abrupt stop. Then the sounds of police sirens and car engines are heard. Another spotlight gets taken off, and an animated, red-colored Ferrarii car appears. It hides out in the "0" while an animated police car takes off the final 3 spotlights. Unexpectedly, the police car crashes into the spotlight on the right side of the tower. The Ferrari car comes out of the "0", honks, and then laughs in a Burt Reynolds fashion as the logo fades to black. This is the same as the variant used for The Cannonball Run (1981), but with the 1981 logo instead of the 1953 one. It was finished, but never used in the film itself due to Fox dropping the project so Warner Bros. could pick it up. It did, however, appear strangely on a 1991 VHS of The Sound of Music (1965), in a fashion to that of Creepypastas. The 1981 logo also looks different than its original design (most likely because this variation was designed and animated by Hal Needham, the movie's director, and not Rocky Lingo). See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Cannonball
Written by Ray Stevens (as R. Stevens)
Performed by Ray Stevens
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User Reviews

 
These 2 movies have a special place in my heart
11 March 2003 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

Like I said, The Cannonball Run and it's wonderful sequel have been entertaining me since I was a little viewer and I love these two films. Once again Burt Reynolds and Dom De Luise joke and fool around through the entire movie. I think that the major reason that people give this movie bad reviews is that they take it too seriously. It is obvious that no one in the movie was taking it seriously. Like in the first one, it is as if everybody just decided to get together and make a movie for fun. The Cannonball Run films weren't made to win awards or further careers or make a statement. The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II were made to show that even big stars can goof off sometimes. It makes me wonder if all the movies the Rat Pack made were made for the same reasons. Anyways, I love this movie and think that it's great fun. The out takes at the end are hilarious and more, nay, all movies should have out takes. Bottom Line: Buy it, watch it until every gag is committed to memory, and live better for it. You're welcome.


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