The Cannonball Run Solarmovie

The Cannonball Run (1981)


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.

The Cannonball Run Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.2/10 from 306 votes
Release Date: 1981-06-19
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35
Production Studio : Eurasia Investments
Production Country: United States of America


Burt Reynolds
as J.J. McClure
Roger Moore
as Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.
Farrah Fawcett
as Pamela Glover
Dean Martin
as Jamie Blake
Dom DeLuise
as Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos
Sammy Davis Jr.
as Morris Fenderbaum
Jack Elam
as Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
Terry Bradshaw
as Terry
Jackie Chan
as Jackie Chan, Subaru Driver
Bert Convy
as Bradford Compton
Jamie Farr
as The Sheik
Peter Fonda
as Chief Biker
Michael Hui
as Michael Ho, Subaru Engineer
Bianca Jagger
as Sheik's Sister
Molly Picon
as Mom Goldfarb
Mel Tillis
as Mel
Rick Aviles
as Mad Dog
Adrienne Barbeau
as Marcie Thatcher, Lamborghini Babe #1
Tara Buckman
as Jill Rivers, Lamborghini Babe #2
Robert Tessier
as Biker
Johnny Yune
as Talk Show Host
Norman Grabowski
as Petoski
Joe Klecko
as Polish Racing Driver
George Furth
as A. F. Foyt
Jimmy Snyder
as The Greek
Warren Berlinger
as Shakey Finch
Alfie Wise
as Batman
John Fiedler
as Desk Clerk
Laura Lizer Sommers
as Lady in Distress
Richard Losee
as Trans Am Driver
Lois Hamilton
as Seymour's Girl
Kathleen M. Shea
as Starting Girl
Valerie Perrine
as Female Cop Pulling Over Lamborghini Babes (uncredited)


Production Albert S. Ruddy Producer
Camera Michael C. Butler Director of Photography
Editing Donn Cambern Editor
Editing William D. Gordean Editor
Directing Hal Needham Director
Writing Brock Yates Screenplay
Sound Al Capps Original Music Composer