ABOUT THE FILM
Cannonball Run II (also known as Cannonball Run 2) is a 1984 film directed by Hal Needham, produced by Albert S. Ruddy and written by Harvey Miller and Hal Needham. It stars Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original film Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II is based around an illegal cross-country race.
This was the last of the “formula” comedies for Reynolds. It is also marked the final feature film appearances of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Their appearances, coupled with those of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Shirley MacLaine, marked the final on-screen appearance of the old Rat Pack team.
The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back.
Cannonball Run II
Year of Film
Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jamie Farr, Marilu Henner, Telly Savalas, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Anton, Catherine Bach, Jackie Chan, Richard Kiel, Frank Sinatra
Origin of Film
USA | Hong Kong
Genre(s) of Film
Action | Comedy
Budget: $20,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $8,223,948 (USA)
Gross: $28,078,073 (USA)