Movie Results For: The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda, Michael Hui, Bianca Jagger, Molly Picon, Mel Tillis, Rick Aviles, Adrienne Barbeau, Tara Buckman, Robert Tessier, Johnny Yune, Norman Grabowski, Joe Klecko, George Furth, Jimmy Snyder, Warren Berlinger, Alfie Wise, John Fiedler, Laura Lizer Sommers, Richard Losee, Lois Hamilton, Kathleen M. Shea, Valerie Perrine
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.