The Cannonball Run movie poster

The Cannonball Run(1981)

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.

Hal Needham

Director

Brock Yates

Writer

Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

Actors

Awards

1 win & 2 nominations.

Release Information

1981 Jun 19

Original Language

English, Cantonese, Japanese, Arabic

Runtime

95 min

Budget

$18,000,000.00

Revenue

$72,179,579.00

Country

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