Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II

Hal Needham (1983)

103min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is one of the worst films ever made, featuring a plethora of old has-beens - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Ricardo Montalban, Telly Savalas and, of course, Burt Reynolds - who try in vain to recapture the whimsical success of The Cannonball Run. It purports to be an all-action comedy, but should be approached with extreme caution, as fluffing lines seems to be the order of the day. Did they intend to treat the audience with contempt, or simply to make a third movie from the reels of out-takes?

Summary

An assortment of daredevil motorists torments America's law enforcement officers while taking part in an illegal coast-to-coast race organised by an Arab sheik who is putting up the million-dollar prize money. Comedy sequel, starring Burt Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Telly Savalas and Frank Sinatra.

Cast & Crew

JJ McClure Burt Reynolds
Veronica Shirley MacLaine
Jamie Blake Dean Martin
Fenderbaum Sammy Davis Jr
Hymie Telly Savalas
Himself Frank Sinatra
Victor Dom DeLuise
Sheik Jamie Farr
Director Hal Needham
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: VideoformGuidance: Edited for language and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy