History Film / TheCannonballRun

30th May '17 4:39:17 PM VicGeorge2011
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* PhoneBooth: Arthur J. Foyt is trapped inside a phone booth by a vehicle that has backed itself in front of the door and couldn't get himself out. He tries to slide underneath the opening at the bottom of the booth, but apparently gets stuck.
13th Apr '17 5:00:53 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: The mafia in the second movie get The Sheik to stop his car so they can kidnap him by the simple expedient of having a showgirl open her blouse as he drives past.
24th Mar '17 3:27:16 PM Finchster
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** Also the "hat" of the busty girls in the Lamborghini Countach in the first film. This is pretty much their default tactic until it fails on a female cop.

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** Also the "hat" of the [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey busty girls girls]] in the Lamborghini Countach in the first film. This is pretty much their default tactic until it fails on a female cop.
7th Feb '17 11:02:11 AM cluosborne
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** In "Speed Zone", the driver of the Countach calls for help to a trucker hauling a empty car carrier when being pursued by a state cop. The trucker agrees. With some fancy driving the speeder loses the cop by driving aboard the car carrier... or so he thinks. The driver unexpectedly gets a tap on his window, and the cop is there asking him for his license and registration. (Its implied that the cop has driven aboard the car carrier also.) The driver gets out of the ticket because the truck hasn't stopped, and they all cross a state line, so the cop is now out of his jurisdiction.
25th Nov '16 10:00:49 AM BKelly95
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* DidntSeeThatComing: Chief Edsel's plan in ''Speed Zone'' is to block off every highway leading into Los Angeles and send all traffic down one route, then catch the racers when they get to a roadblock. However, he doesn't count on 1)a hijacker attempting to take over a plane before it takes off, 2)subduing the hijacker resulting in the plane's wings and tail getting sheared off, and 3)a wealthy passenger (also a racer) bribing the pilot to "drive" the plane to Los Angeles...only to crash into the roadblock and shove it out of the way. To be fair though, who ''could'' have seen that coming?



** Also the "hat" of the busty girls in the Lamborgini Countach in the first film. This is pretty much their default tactic until it fails on a female cop.

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** Also the "hat" of the busty girls in the Lamborgini Lamborghini Countach in the first film. This is pretty much their default tactic until it fails on a female cop.
23rd Nov '16 4:05:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: J.J. and Victor plan ahead for this in both films.
** In the first film, they do the race in an ambulance and try to convince a pair of New Jersey state troopers that Pamela is a patient they have to transport to California. However, they failed to anticipate one of the troopers' questions. Good thing they brought a doctor. [[note]] In case you're wondering, the question was "If she's that sick, why didn't you fly her?" The doctor explains that Pamela has a rare lung infection that will kill her if the plane is pressurized. [[/note]]
** In the sequel, they masquerade as a pair of army men transporting contaminated material from a nuclear meltdown to Connecticut. They fail to convince the police officer who pulls them over and he decides to phone them in. The actresses dressed as nuns make him change his mind.
22nd Nov '16 11:46:26 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* NoodleIncident: The story of how Victor found Van Helsing.
-->J.J.: "I'm sure that doctor's a very sweet man, basically. But don't you ever tell me where you found him. Ever."
8th Nov '16 5:45:56 PM nombretomado
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** Used in the first sequel by JackieChan and Richard Kiel's character, but subverted such that they used it after [[AmphibiousAutomobile going underwater]] as a means of [[PlayingPossum playing dead]] (after releasing debris).
* OverDrive: The "afterburner" of JackieChan's car.

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** Used in the first sequel by JackieChan Creator/JackieChan and Richard Kiel's character, but subverted such that they used it after [[AmphibiousAutomobile going underwater]] as a means of [[PlayingPossum playing dead]] (after releasing debris).
* OverDrive: The "afterburner" of JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's car.
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.
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