About

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 race...

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Directed by

Hal Needham

Written by

Brock Yates (Screenplay)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America, Hong Kong

Language

English

Tagline

You'll root for them all...but you'll never guess who wins.

Cast

Keywords

cross country race

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Lists

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