Cannonball

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Released 1976

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Director:
Paul Bartel
Released:
1976
Rating:
PG
An illegal auto race from Los Angeles to New York promises the winner 100,000 dollars. Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, the race leader, drags his girlfriend, Linda, along for the ride; while the other racers barrel along, trying to outsmart Cannonball at every turn and exit ramp.

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  • 67

    Austin Chronicle

    Sharp-eyed viewers will spot director Corman, Martin Scorsese, Sylvester Stallone, Joe Dante, and Paul Bartel in bit parts while Mary Woronov takes an incredibly long time to maneu...

  • 40

    Time Out

    Cannonball lacks its predecessor's dramatic tension, and by the middle of the film Bartel's disregard for narrative in favour of a series of jokes leaves no dramatic resolution.

  • 25

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It tries for the greatest realism in its obligatory shots of gas tanks exploding, and yet includes such absurdities as a local news helicopter that tracks all of the competitors al...

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