History Film / TheCannonballRun

27th Aug '16 5:04:10 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* {{Gonk}}: Jack Elam's Doctor Van Helsing, in all his "glory".

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* {{Gonk}}: Jack Elam's Creator/JackElam's Doctor Van Helsing, in all his "glory".
9th May '16 11:48:12 AM creepingdeath
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** Played straight with Terry Bradshaw and Mel Tillis, who play over the top versions of themselves.
31st Jan '16 3:20:18 PM 69BookWorM69
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* FeedbackRule: With a delay. When Mr. Foyt takes the stand at the Friends of Nature meeting, the microphone behaves itself, then it feeds back in the middle of his speech.
11th Nov '15 11:11:31 PM foxley
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* VandalismBackfire: ''Speed Zone!'' has Vic and Alec come upon the Lamborghini they raced a few scenes earlier at a convenience store. They spy on Flash and Valentino buying supplies, then plot revenge. Vic acts by ripping apart the Lamborghini with his hands. He's caused quite a bit of damage by the time Flash and Valentino leave the store. While Vic and Alec hide and watch, Flash and Valentino walk behind a row of cars, get into their actual Lamborghini, and drive off. Just after Vic and Alec realize what they've done, Michael Spinks (a well-known boxer) walks out of the store.
20th Jul '15 9:56:45 PM foxley
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* FakingEngineTrouble: Mad Dog and Batman tell a motorcycle cop that their brakes have failed so he wil clear a path for them and they don't have to slow down. A few seconds later, they discover their brakes actually have failed as they are speeding towards a railway crossing with a train on it.
14th Jun '15 9:28:43 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ActorAllusion:
** Roger Moore's entire role is a reference to his own career as a Franchise/JamesBond actor.
** "We could get a black Trans-Am. Nah, [[Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit it's been done]]."
** Not to mention Peter Fonda [[Film/EasyRider as a Hells Angel]].



* AllStarCast: One of the main draws of the film is piling in as many famous actors as possible into various little plotlines.



* TheCastShowoff: Jackie Chan (still pretty much unknown in America when the film was made) gets to show off his kung fu skills in a random fight scene near the end.



* TheDanza: Jackie Chan as...well, Jackie Chan.
** The first sequel features Music/FrankSinatra AsHimself, the second one has Brooke Shields as herself.
** Played in a ''very'' interesting fashion with the guys in the stock car (played by Mel Tillis and Terry Bradshaw). In the first film, they're [[NoNameGiven not given names.]] In the second film, they are named Mel and Terry. The interesting part: 1)Terry has been recast (as the trope namer no less) and 2)he erroneously gives his name as Tony. (He's still listed as "Terry" in the closing credits.)
20th May '15 5:01:05 PM foxley
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* IgnoreTheFanservice: What happens when the girls in the Lamborghini are stopped by a female trooper.
-->"Well hello, hot pants. I don't suppose you've got a driver's licence tucked away there now do you?"
8th Mar '15 7:45:42 PM harveytwh
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* ''RobotChicken'': A segment parodied the movie, featuring the voices of Burt Reynolds and the Late Dom [=DeLuise=].



* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Subverted. Captain Chaos has no real super powers but he is a serious badass. He's also not evil but definitely lives up to his name and has a steak of StupidGood that winds up costing Victor and J.J. the race/

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Subverted. Captain Chaos has no real super powers but he is a serious badass. He's also not evil but definitely lives up to his name and has a steak of StupidGood that winds up costing Victor and J.J. the race/race.
9th Dec '14 6:12:46 AM VicGeorge2011
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* BANGFlagGun

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* BANGFlagGunBANGFlagGun: Seymour Goldfarb pulls this prank on his mother.
8th Dec '14 7:00:13 AM Patachou
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* AFoggyDayInLondonTown: Seymour Goldfarb (Roger Moore) says this when his car starts filling up with smoke after using the smoke screen and oil slick to get the pursuing police cars off his tail.
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