The Cannonball Run (1981)


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Movie Info

A group of oddballs compete in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brock Yates
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
20th Century Fox



as J.J. McClure

as Seymour Goldfarb, J...

as Victor Prinzim / Cap...

as Pamela Glover

as Jamie Blake

as Fenderbaum

as Doctor

as Subaru Driver No. 1

as Brad

as Sheik

as Chief Biker

as A.F. Foyt

as Subaru Driver No. 2

as Sheik's Sister

as Mom Goldfarb

as Mad Dog

as Shakey Finch

as Racing Driver

as Racing Driver

as Chairperson

as Barman

as Seymour's Girl

as TV Talk Show Host

as Seymour's Girl

as Pennsylvania Cop

as Missouri Patrolman 1

as Missouri Cop

as California Cop

as California Cop

as California Cop

as Connecticut Cop

as New Jersey Cop

as New Jersey Cop

as Organizer

as Starting Girl

as Phone Booth Lady

as Seymour's Girl (Spik...

as Bedouin

as Arthur

as Dour Lady

as Lady in Distress

as Trans-Am Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Cannonball Run

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (4)

Full of terribly inside showbiz jokes and populated by what could be called Burt and Hal's Rat Pack, film takes place in that redneck never-never land where most of the guys are beer-guzzling good ole boys and all the gals are fabulously built tootsies.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Top Critic

The last five minutes, when they show out-takes of flubbed lines, etc, are hysterical. The rest is strictly for those willing to pay for a series of TV chat show performances.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Cannonball Run is an abdication of artistic responsibility at the lowest possible level of ambition. In other words, they didn't even care enough to make a good lousy movie.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Inoffensive and sometimes funny.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Stunts, stereotypes, and silliness in beer-fueled car race.

Full Review… | May 19, 2015
Common Sense Media

Harmless entertainment at its most commercial and least artistic, offering some fun spotting the stars in cameos

Full Review… | July 30, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Cannonball Run

Nonstop silliness and shenanigans, with an all star cast.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Another all star car chase movie. This one is fun but predictable as always, of course there are one or two really funny scenes, but overall it could be better.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer


I was extremely average with only a few laughs!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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