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Cannonball Fever (1989)

Speed Zone (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Action | 21 April 1989 (USA)
Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.

Director:

Jim Drake

Writer:

Michael Short
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Charlie Cronan
Donna Dixon ... Tiffany
Matt Frewer ... Alec Stewart
Joe Flaherty ... Vic DeRubis
Tim Matheson ... Jack O'Neill
Mimi Kuzyk ... Heather Scott
Melody Anderson ... Lea Roberts
Shari Belafonte ... Margaret
Brian George ... Valentino Rosatti
Art Hindle ... Flash
Dick Smothers ... Nelson van Sloan
Tom Smothers ... Randolph van Sloan
Peter Boyle ... Police Chief Spiro T. Edsel
Don Lake ... Whitman
John Schneider ... Donato
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Storyline

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life. Written by Billy Plessel <billp5@juno.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannonball Fever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,475,494, 23 April 1989

Gross USA:

$3,077,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,077,361
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only character to return from The Cannonball Run movies is Jamie Farr as the Sheik. See more »

Goofs

The engine sound of the Lamborghini Countach in this movie sounds like a V8 (likely a Ferrari V8). Originally the car has a V12 engine. See more »

Quotes

[Vic looks over the roadblock with binoculars]
Vic DeRubis: Get in the car, Alec.
Alec: What?
Vic DeRubis: Get in the car, Alec! I'm gonna drive!
Alec: Vic, you turn that frown upside-down right now!
[Vic grabs Alec by the collar]
Vic DeRubis: I'll turn YOU upside-down right now!
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Connections

References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiffany's Theme
Written, Performed and Produced by David Wheatley
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I liked Speed Zone!!!
13 July 2000 | by G-CrusherSee all my reviews

I thought Speed Zone was an excellent film to watch. I keep watching this film again and again. This movie has comedy, cool chase scenes, hot cars, and famous actors. I believe this film was one of the best I've seen in a long time and I encourage people to see this film.


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