History Film / TheCannonballRun

3rd Jun '18 3:21:08 AM foxley
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* OffscreenCrash: When the Sheik flings the telephone handset back inside the car, there is a loud crash that sounds like metal plates being dropped.
2nd Jun '18 6:14:31 PM foxley
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* EroticEating: When J.J. and Victor are trying to persuade Marcie and Jill to be a patient in the ambulance, Jill pops a cherry on a toothpick into her mouth and sucks on it suggestively.



* RunningGag: Every time Seymour appears, he is wearing a different tuxedo and is accompanied by a different girl.

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Every time Seymour appears, he is wearing a different tuxedo and is accompanied by a different girl.girl.
** Pamela forgetting Foyt's name and being reminded by other people.
1st Jun '18 11:37:59 PM foxley
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* OffhandBackhand: When Captain Chaos rescues the girls from the bikers in the shack during the big brawl, a final one comes up behind him as he is posing in the doorway, whom he disposes of with an extremely casual offhand backhand.
24th May '18 1:12:47 AM foxley
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* CantSeeADamnThing: Mel and Terry and driving into the hotel parking lot at high speed when their hood flies open and obscures their windscreen. One of them says "I can't see shit! Can you?" just before they drive into the swimming pool.
19th May '18 11:27:21 AM BKelly95
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* DoorJudo: Done for humor, a case of when the door isn't opened from the other side. When J.J. and company infiltrate the Pinto Ranch to rescue the ArabOilSheikh sponsor of the race and discover the room he's in, they decide to break the door down, which he, Victor and Vendebaum begin charging at. Problem is, Blake accidentally pushes the door open just as the former trio run right through it, and thus end up running through the room into the far end with a bonk.

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* DoorJudo: Done for humor, a case of when the door isn't opened from the other side. When J.J. and company infiltrate the Pinto Ranch to rescue the ArabOilSheikh sponsor of the race and discover the room he's in, they decide to break the door down, which he, Victor and Vendebaum Fenderbaum begin charging at. Problem is, Blake accidentally pushes the door open just as the former trio run right through it, and thus end up running through the room into the far end with a bonk.



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Blake and Fenderbaum disguise themselves as cops (they still drive a ferrari, though).

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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Blake and Fenderbaum disguise themselves as cops (they still drive a ferrari, Corvette, though).
21st Apr '18 10:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* CosmicDeadline: Particularly {{egregious}} in this film, as the end of the actual ''race'' is only shown in a TravelMontage after the big fight scene that serves as the movie's climax.

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* CosmicDeadline: Particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} in this film, as the end of the actual ''race'' is only shown in a TravelMontage after the big fight scene that serves as the movie's climax.
18th Apr '18 5:08:05 PM eroock
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* SavedByThePlatformBelow: Sammy Davis Jr does an EnterStageWindow to Dean Martin in a high rise hotel room. As his character is in the middle of trying to seduce a girl, he's not happy and shoves him out the window, only to be surprised when Sammy stands up unharmed (he's standing on a window washing platform).
-->"You are the tallest short man I've ever seen."
23rd Mar '18 11:57:44 PM foxley
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* RousingSpeech: The film shows that rousing speeches can be funny:
-->''Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you to what's sometimes been called an automotive counterpart to the Bay of Pigs. I'd just like to say that you are easily the most distinguished group of highway scofflaws and degenerates ever gathered together in one place. Of course you know that certain skeptics note that as soon as we begin, thirty thousand of the nation's most alert highway patrolmen will be out there waiting to stop you guys. But let's stay positive. Think of the fact that not one state of the fifty has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio. You'll be given a card like this. You'll punch out when you start and you'll punch in when you reach the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach. The difference between those two times will be your time across the country. The record stands at thirty-two hours, fifty-one minutes, and believe it or not, those guys did break the fifty-five mile an hour limit. Now let's get that first car up here and let's get this show on the road.''
23rd Mar '18 11:49:45 PM foxley
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* OnlyKnownByTheirInitials: J.J. [=McClure-]. Everybody calls him J.J., including his HeterosexualLifePartner and his LoveInterest.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirInitials: OnlyKnownByInitials: J.J. [=McClure-].[=McClure=]. Everybody calls him J.J., including his HeterosexualLifePartner and his LoveInterest.
23rd Mar '18 11:46:13 PM foxley
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* DisguisedInDrag: Bradford Compton and Shakey Finch disguise themselves as a pair of honeymooners on a motorbike. Shakey is posing as the bride and is forced to spend most of the race in a blonde wig.


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* WeaponizedHeadgear: Shakey Finch uses his crash helmet to knock out one of the bikers during the big brawl.
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