Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The Cannonball Run : A rather short, a rather funny, and totally 70s movie

Virgin's been flooding cheezy movies for cheap, and The Cannonball Run must have made the pile. Out of sheer boredom, that couldn't be fulfilled with any sophisticated movies, the choice came down to another run of Overboard or The Cannonball Run and The Cannonball Run was picked.

The basic plot is a bunch of folks racing from New Jersey to California in an unofficial race called the Cannonball Run. A rather typical Burt Reynolds movie, it's just put bunch of famous celebrities type-casted, without much scripting nor setup. There are so many of them running around that it's hard to find a pulse, thus nobody really notices that there's no plot. A great movie to waste time when tired of a long day, just looking for some cheap laugh.

Interesting thing is that it actually was made & released in 1981. And, because of the popularity there was a sequel made as well.


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