Overview

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

  1. Hal Needham

    Director

  2. Brock Yates

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Reynolds

    Burt Reynolds

    J.J. McClure

  2. Roger Moore

    Roger Moore

    Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.

  3. Farrah Fawcett

    Farrah Fawcett

    Pamela Glover

  4. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin

    Jamie Blake

  5. Dom DeLuise

    Dom DeLuise

    Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos

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The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run

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Status Released

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  • June 19, 1981
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $72,179,579.00

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