Cannonball Run II


Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 13%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 12960


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Jackie Chan as Jackie Chan, Mitsubishi Engineer
Burt Reynolds as J.J. McClure
Shirley MacLaine as Veronica
809.15 MB
24.000 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 6 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

lesser and the same

Sheik Abdul ben Falafel (Jamie Farr) needs to win the Cannonball race for the family name and puts up the money. He recruits Dr Nikolas Van Helsing (Jack Elam) in his car. There are the beautiful Jill Rivers (Susan Anton) and Marcie Thatcher (Catherine Bach) in their Lamborghini. JJ McClure (Burt Reynolds) and Victor (Dom DeLuise) pretend to be in the military while Betty (Marilu Henner) and Veronica (Shirley MacLaine) join them pretending to be nuns. There are Jackie Chan and Richard Kiel in the Mitsubishi supercar. Mel Tillis and Tony Danza is driving with an orangutan. Blake (Dean Martin) and Fenderbaum (Sammy Davis Jr.) are back looking to score in different ways.

Most of the gang are back. The formula is more of the same. Is that wrong? Not automatically. The original has the fun of discovery and being new. This one is less than even a lesser sequel. The story tries to be too complicated which only detracts from the simple pleasures of watching an orangutan giving the finger. The racing is barely shown. It's a silly franchise and this is stupider than expected. Dom and Burt continue to be an outtake machine but even the post-credit aren't as funny. There is a joy in the original that seems to be missing here. It's more of the same but so much less.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 1 / 10

Crush This Film Under Monster Truck Tires!

The Cannonball Run 2 (1984): Dir: Hal Needham / Cast: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Shirley MacLaine, Marilu Henner, Telly Savalas: A complete lack of imagination and script. The first Cannonball Run was low key trash but its undeserved success opened the door for this mess. The Sheik puts up money for another cannonball run and it attracts many talented actors who look less than talented here. It goes from bad to worse as a bunch of idiots race across country and narrowly avoid the law. Director Hal Needham previously collaborated with Burt Reynolds on the funnier and much more exciting Smokey and the Bandit but here he displays as little talent as possible. Burt Reynolds plays a hotshot jackass race car driver. Dom DeLuise plays his moron sidekick who has the uncanny ability to become a superhero at will. Too bad that he couldn't make himself disappear into a better film. Shirley MacLaine and Marilu Henner tarnish their resumes as a couple of nuns who hitch a ride with Reynolds and DeLuise. Telly Savalas has the misfortune of playing a pathetic villain whose henchmen put people head first through walls. They are just the beginning of countless names who allowed themselves to be talked into this garbage. So who wins the cannonball? Try placing this film on the ground and back over it with your car. You would be a bigger winner than anyone in the film. Score: 0 / 10

Reviewed by OllieSuave-007 6 / 10

Another car race, but less exciting.

The Cannonball Run II is a follow-up to the previous movie, where J.J. McClure (Burt Reynolds) and Victor Prinzim (Dom DeLuise) participate again in a cross-country Cannonball car race that this time is organized by The Sheik (Jamie Farr), who is a little upset at not winning the last Cannonball run.

Like the previous film, this sequel is a plot-less nonsensical comedy with an all-star cast. This movie is not meant to be taken seriously and it is apparent that the entire cast were just having fun and goofing around while making this film. However, Part II lacks the charm and uniqueness of Part I due to it basically being a toned-down retread of the first movie and Roger Moore is sorely missing in the picture. While the Godfather/mafia type subplot is a clever spoof, it is not emphasized enough nor is it connected very well to the race plot. Nor is the Sheik character elaborated upon, which I think is a must since he hosted the race.

The characters' physical comedy and quick humor as they compete in the race are somewhat entertaining; however, some of the gags and jokes do run a little old. Female leads Shirley MacLaine and Marilu Henner weren't as charming or appealing as Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman, and the action sequences weren't very action-packed. However, Jackie Chan and Richard Kiel did make a humorous duo and Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. were hilarious with their quick wit and political jokes. And, the song Like A Cannonball Run sung by the Latin group, Menudo, is very catchy and fun to listen to.

Overall, it's a very average comedy. If you liked the first movie, this movie is somewhat of a downer. However, it's not an extremely bad movie to watch if you just want something to pass the time with.

Grade C

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