Cannoball will please those who won't rest until they see every car in creation destroyed and aflame.

Cannoball will please those who won’t rest until they see every car in creation destroyed and aflame.

The sophisticated story line puts David Carradine, Bill McKinney and various other drivers and characters in autos in Los Angeles and promises $100,000 to the first to arrive in New York. Surely, goodness, mercy and high octane will triumph over villainy with lead in their guns, if not in their gas.

That’s not to say Cannonball has no appeal beyond the crash crowd. It’s full of handy highway hints, like what to do when someone steals your jack and then blasts your back tire apart with a pistol.

Best of all, though, is Carradine’s inspirational automotive fortitude. When frustrated, he spins in circles, kicks his wheels, mutters oaths – just like the average weekend driver.

Cannonball

US - Hong Kong

Production

New World/Shaws. Director Paul Bartel; Producer Samuel W. Gelfman; Screenplay Paul Bartel, Donald C. Simpson; Camera Tak Fujimoto; Editor Morton Tubor; Music David A. Axelrod;; Art Director Michel Levesque

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 93 MIN.

With

David Carradine Bill McKinney Veronica Hamel Gerrit Graham Robert Carradine Martin Scorsese
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