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The Cannonball Run (19-Jun-1981)

Director: Hal Needham

Writer: Brock Yates

Music: Al Capps

Producer: Albert S. Ruddy

Keywords: Action/Comedy, Auto Racing, Classic Car Chase, Road Trip

An illegal cross-country automobile race, led by Burt Reynolds and sidekick Dom DeLuise who sometimes becomes (dun dun dun) Captain Chaos. Also making appearances: Roger Moore parodying 007, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonating priests, Jackie Chan in his first American film appearance, Jamie Farr as the Arab Sheikh, and proctologist Jack Elam. Cleavage provided by Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rick Aviles
Comic
14-Oct-1952 17-Mar-1995 Ghost
Adrienne Barbeau
Actor
11-Jun-1945   Swamp Thing
Warren Berlinger
Actor
31-Aug-1937   American character actor
Terry Bradshaw
Football
2-Sep-1948   Sportscaster, former Steelers QB
Jackie Chan
Actor
7-Apr-1954   Martial arts star, did his own stunts
Bert Convy
Game Show Host
23-Jul-1933 15-Jul-1991 Host of Tattletales TV game show
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Singer
8-Dec-1925 16-May-1990 Coolest hepcat in the Rat Pack
Dom DeLuise
Actor
1-Aug-1933 4-May-2009 Cannonball Run
Jack Elam
Actor
13-Nov-1918 20-Oct-2003 The Sundowners
Jamie Farr
Actor
1-Jul-1934   Cpl. Klinger on M*A*S*H
Farrah Fawcett
Actor
2-Feb-1947 25-Jun-2009 Original blonde on Charlie's Angels
John Fiedler
Actor
3-Feb-1925 25-Jun-2005 Voice of Piglet
Peter Fonda
Actor
23-Feb-1940   Easy Rider
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
Jimmy The Greek
TV Personality
9-Sep-1918 21-Apr-1996 Oddsmaker
Bianca Jagger
Model
2-May-1945   First wife of Mick Jagger
Dean Martin
Singer
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
John Megna
Actor
9-Nov-1952 5-Sep-1995 To Kill a Mockingbird
Roger Moore
Actor
14-Oct-1927   James Bond after Sean Connery
Molly Picon
Actor
1-Jun-1898 5-Apr-1992 Yiddish theatre actress
Burt Reynolds
Actor
11-Feb-1936   Moustached Cannonball Run actor
Mel Tillis
Country Musician
8-Aug-1932   I Ain't Never
Brock Yates
Auto Racing
c. 1933   Cannonball Run

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