R | | Action, Comedy, Crime
Racing across the country from L.A. to New York, a plethora of exotic cars carry contestants hoping to win a very large sum.
David Carradine plays a car racer named Cannonball Coy Buckman, who nearly dies in various crashes. In the race car film The Big Wheel (1949) there is a character we never see but mentioned often - a racer who died in a crash named Cannonball Coy.
Attention! Attention right now, drivers! The police are on their way to bust the race. The post time has been moved up to exactly 60 seconds from now.
Beutell: Oh, shit!
Brad Phillips: Every highway patrolman from here to Philadephia will be out to nail ya. I'd advise you ...
The damage on the various cars isn't consistent in the film chronology. Most obvious is the scene in which the green Mustang and black Charger are playing demolition derby in the construction site - compare the condition of the Dodge at the end of the battle to when it flies off the overpass.
Legendary film producer Gabriel Katzka is credited as "friend" in the ending credits.
UK theatrical version was cut to secure an A rating. In 2004 these cuts were waived and the film was passed uncut with a 12 rating.
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