Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an international ensemble of racers for a $100,000 purse. But there are none more important than Cade Redman (Bill McKinney), his direct competition for a guaranteed spot on the elite Modern Motors racing team.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $780,000.00

Revenue $1,500,000.00

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Release Information

  • July 6, 1976
    R, Theatrical



Cast 52

  1. David Carradine

    David Carradine
    Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman

  2. Bill McKinney

    Bill McKinney
    Cade Redman

  3. Veronica Hamel

    Veronica Hamel
    Linda Maxwell

  4. Gerrit Graham

    Gerrit Graham
    Perman Waters

  5. Robert Carradine

    Robert Carradine
    Jim Crandell

  6. Belinda Balaski
  7. Judy Canova

    Judy Canova
    Sharma Capri

  8. Archie Hahn
  9. Carl Gottlieb

    Carl Gottlieb
    Terry McMillan

  10. Mary Woronov

    Mary Woronov
    Sandy Harris

  11. DL
  12. James Keach

    James Keach
    Wolfe Messer

  13. Dick Miller

    Dick Miller
    Bennie Buckman

  14. LM
  15. PW

    Patrick Wright
    Brad Phillips

  16. John Alderman

    John Alderman
    Team Manager

  17. Allan Arkush

    Allan Arkush

  18. Paul Bartel

    Paul Bartel
    Lester Marks

  19. Roger Corman

    Roger Corman
    District Attorney

  20. Joe Dante
  21. Jonathan Kaplan

    Jonathan Kaplan
    All-Night Gas Station Attendant

  22. Aron Kincaid
  23. Read Morgan
  24. MR

    Mary-Robin Redd
    Mrs. Schulenberg

  25. Martin Scorsese
  26. Don Simpson

    Don Simpson
    Assistant District Attorney

  27. Sylvester Stallone
  28. GR
  29. Stanley Bennett Clay
  30. David Arkin

    David Arkin
    TV Producer / Anchorman

  31. JH
  32. DA

    Deirdre Ardell
    Terry's daughter

  33. GA

    Gretchen Ardell
    Terry's daughter

  34. GA
  35. WB

    Wendy Bartel
    Reporter at Finish Line

  36. LC

    Linda Civitello
    Piano teacher

  37. JC

    Jim Connors
    Deke Scanton

  38. PC

    Peter Cornberg
    Man in blue car

  39. MD

    Miller Drake
    Reporter at Finish Lane

  40. MF

    Michael Finnell
    Helicopter pilot

  41. SW

    Samuel W. Gelfman
    Dr. Magritte

  42. PG

    Paul Glickler
    Arresting officer

  43. DN

    David N. Gottlieb
    Brad Phillips' Aide

  44. LG

    Lea Gould
    Mrs. McMillan

  45. GJ

    Glenn Johnson
    Cameraman in Helicopter

  46. SK

    Saul Krugman
    Mr. Schulenberg

  47. James Lashly

    James Lashly
    Desert Gas Station Attendant

  48. JM

    Joseph McBride
    Reporter at Finish Line

  49. TM

    Todd McCarthy
    Reporter at Finish Line

  50. KM

    Keith Michl
    Airplane pilot

  51. GW

    George Wagner

  52. JW

    Joe Wong
    Oriental cop

Crew 12


  1. ML

    Michel Levesque
    Art Direction


  1. TF

    Tak Fujimoto
    Director of Photography


  1. HW

    Harry Woolman
    Special Effects


  1. Paul Bartel

    Paul Bartel


  1. MT

    Morton Tubor


  1. Run Run Shaw

    Run Run Shaw
    Executive Producer

  2. SW
  3. PC

    Peter Cornberg

  4. GM

    Gustave M. Berne
    Executive Producer


  1. DA

    David A. Axelrod
    Original Music Composer


  1. Paul Bartel

    Paul Bartel

  2. Don Simpson

    Don Simpson

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