Cannonball Run [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 4173566
  • Release Date: 08/25/2009
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (325 out of 334)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Cannonball Run
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds - J.J. McClure
  • Roger Moore
    Roger Moore - Seymour
  • Farrah Fawcett
    Farrah Fawcett - Pamela
  • Dom DeLuise
    Dom DeLuise - Victor
  • Dean Martin
    Dean Martin - Jamie Blake



Customer rating

4.5
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie. Disappointing DVD

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    ArtieD
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    Every once in awhile you're lucky enough to find a movie you thought about adding to your home collection in one of those Best Buy bargain bins, buried under 100 copies of Bridget Jones. Such was the case with Cannonball Run. Sadly the only special feature is a commentary track by the film's obscure makers and not even DeLuise or Reynolds or any other of the ensemble cast which is the only element making this extremely low budget cheesy poorly written film worth watching. There wasn't even a theatrical trailer or extended outtakes -- who wouldn't love to see a 5 minute long montage of Burt slapping Dom? Still, the $3.99 price tag and the fact that I didn't have to order it for delivery from Bestbuy.com made it worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Fun

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    Tuscany
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    This movie is dated but Best Buy had it on a super sale for $3.99. It had been years since I watched it so I plunked down the money. Great fun to watch. You can tell the actors had a hoot making this movie. If you are looking for some in-depth movies that explores the meaning of life and your place in just keep on looking. This one is just for a few laughs and to remember how much fun movies could be in the 1980's. Nice nostalgia and cute 1980s girls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Difficult wireless set up

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    LasVegasHousewife
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    I purchased this product to replace an HP printer that did not meet my needs as a Mobile Notary, as I needed an affordable printer with dual tray letter and legal output. After installing and uninstalling this product repeatedly, I still cannot get the scanner to recognize my computer, which is an issue. Even though I can scan to a thumb drive, it makes an extra step I was not expecting and adds more frustration and work for me in the end. Something to consider when purchasing this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Silly but fun and full of stars

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    BMan
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    A great assemblage of comedians race cross-country. Definitely not serious or Academy Award worthy, but a lot of fun seeing the great stars from the seventies and before. I remember watching this in the theater and it was the first time I had seen Jackie Chan (playing a Japanese racer). Lots of eye candy here, too, with Farrah Fawcett, Adrienne Barbeau, and Bianca Jagger. Dom DeLuise is over-the-top silly, but, ultimately, the most memorable character. Mindless entertainment for an hour and a half; well worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Burt and His Entourage Deliver

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    HPBuyer
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    I primarily bought this because I found it in the bargain bin soon after reviewing the new BD release for the similar Gumball Rally. http://classictvdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-gumball-rally-bd-that-70s-great-race.html Seeing Burt Reynolds and real-life bud Dom Deluiske do their standard Abbott and Costello routine was fun. Also enjoyed the 70sliciious stars such as Farrah Fawcett and Adrienne Barbeau. Sammy and Dean doing their own buddy schtick was a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a fun movie in spite of itself

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    PapaGeezer
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    With a script that's uninspired and humor that's beyond juvenile, the potential appeal of this movie stems from the cast's relentless endeavors to make their own fun in spite of everything. Their self-amusement is the source of what entertainment is to be found. While the typical trademark Reynolds-DeLuise chemistry is for the most part disappointingly weak, their outtakes in the closing credits might be the highlight of the show.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very hilarious movie

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    papabear
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    Cannonball Run is a hilarious movie to see, it has an all-star cast of actors and Dom Deluise & Burt Reynolds are teamed up again for even more great comedy and Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. make a great comedy team also in a cross country race in disguises. It truly is a great movie to see, I'm glad I finally found it brand new and flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A car classic

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    coloneltushfinger
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    If you like Dom Deluise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Burt Reynolds you'll really like this movie. An added bonus is an early american movie appearance of Jacky Chan. The humor is only mildly raunchy and the humor is of the times. You really need to know your pop/political history to get some of the jokes. To me, this movie didn't age well but I do have a fondness for some of the humor, actors and of course cars.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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