The Cannonball Run(Movie, 1981)

| 1h 35min | Genres: Action, Comedy
The Cannonball RunRating: 3.1/5 (with 259259 votes)
The Cannonball Run is a 1981 American action-comedy film directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong Kong's Golden Harvest films, and distributed by 20th Century-Fox. Filmed in Panavision, it features an all-star ensemble cast, including Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, and Dean Martin. The film is based on the 1979 running of the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an actual cross-country outlaw road race beginning in Connecticut and ending in California. It was the sixth-highest-grossing domestic film of 1981 and became the first installment of the Cannonball Run trilogy. It was followed by Ca..."> ()
Movie poster of The Cannonball Run

Where to watch The Cannonball Run (cinema/streaming/download)?

At the moment we can't find any options to watch The Cannonball Run online but we constantly add new providers. Create a free account now to add The Cannonball Run to your favorites & stay up to date.

Awards & Nominations for The Cannonball Run

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

About The Cannonball Run

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.

Ad Protect Your Online Privacy with a VPN

Don't risk your personal information and online activities being exposed to hackers, government surveillance, and other online threats. A VPN encrypts your internet connection and hides your IP, giving you maximum security and privacy. Take control of your online safety, switch to a VPN now. Choose one of these services to learn more:

Trailer for The Cannonball Run + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

The Cannonball Run ≣ 1981 ≣ Trailer(Trailer, 2:49)

Play VideoPlay Video

Additional Information

Plays in: Connecticut
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: Arabic (AR), English (EN), Japanese (JA), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Translated into 27 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/19/1981
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Cannonball Run 1"
Budget: 18,000,000 USD
Revenue: 72,179,579 USD (= 401%)

3 movies in the Cannonball Run Collection

1981 The Cannonball Run

Movie recommendations for The Cannonball Run

If you like The Cannonball Run then you might also like the following movies:


Certification unknown

2018 | 3.3/5 | 1h 28min

Who Am I?


1998 | 3.6/5 | 1h 48min

Lake Mungo


2009 | 3.1/5 | 1h 24min

Cannonball Run II


1984 | 2.7/5 | 1h 48min

Similar movies as The Cannonball Run

These movies are similar to The Cannonball Run (story/era etc.):

Parallel Lives

Certification unknown

1994 | 2.9/5 | 1h 45min

Kid Speed

Certification unknown

1924 | 2.4/5 | 18min

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Certification unknown

1926 | 2.9/5 | 1h 2min

Cannonball Run II


1984 | 2.7/5 | 1h 48min

If I Had Wings

Certification unknown

2013 | 3.5/5 | 1h 29min

Lizzies of the Field

Certification unknown

1924 | 3.1/5 | 16min

Other movies with this title: The Cannonball Run (US, 2021)

WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:4660, Added: 02/14/2018, Last updated: 06/23/2024