Cannonball Run Lamborghini
Cannonball Run ( Lamborghini Countach LP 400S ) 1980
The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong Kong’s Golden Harvest films and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. One of 1981’s most successful films at the box office, it was followed by Cannonball Run II (1984), and Speed Zone (1989). This and the 1984 sequel were the final film appearances of actor Dean Martin.
Fenderbaum: [Fenderbaum and Blake’s Ferrari drives alongside J.J.’s ambulance]
Pull over! We want to give you our blessing!
Victor Prinsi: J.J., there are two priests in that car. They want us to pull over.
J.J. McClure: Victor, that’s two priests driving a Ferrari. When’s the last time you saw two priests drive a Ferrari? What are they doing, taking home the bingo money?
Victor Prinsi: No, they’re doing the work of the Lord. In a Ferrari, they can just do it faster.
California Highway Patrolman: Headquarters, we are still in pursuit of the black Lamborghini.
Dispatcher: Car 42, you’ve been in pursuit for two hours. Another five minutes and you’ll be in Arizona.
California Highway Patrolman: Yeah, and we’re going to stay in pursuit until we catch them.
Dispatcher: It didn’t take us THAT long to catch Dillinger.
There are numerous James Bond references throughout the film, resulting in a rumor that Albert R. Broccoli had Roger Moore sign a contract which forbid him to spoof or make references to the James Bond character in any other non-Bond film.
The Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined supercar that was produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. Its design both pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high-performance sports cars. The ‘cabin-forward’ design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward in order to accommodate a larger engine, was also popularized by the Countach.
Jackie Chan as simply ‘Mitsubishi Driver #1’ although he is introduced by the talk show host (Johnny Yune) as ‘Jackie Chan,’ the driver of the Japanese entry (despite Chan being Chinese). The entry is actually a Subaru GL (not a Mitsubishi) filled with gadgets. Michael Hui plays the Japanese engineer and navigator.
Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman as Marcie Thatcher and Jill Rivers, satin-Spandex-clad ‘hotties’ in a black Lamborghini Countach. The same Lamborghini was used in the movie’s opening credits as it was being pursued by a Nevada Highway Patrol car. Valerie Perrine has an uncredited cameo as a state trooper. (Their character names are not mentioned during the story, but appear in the end credits. Their names return in the sequel, though the parts were re-cast.)
Jackie Chan makes one of his first US film appearances. Inspired by Hal Needham’s notion of including bloopers during the closing credits, Chan begins a tradition of doing the same in most of his movies from this point onward.ds.
Roger Moore has a different girlfriend every time we see him in this movie and they are all voiced by June Foray
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