History YMMV / TheCannonballRun

3rd Feb '16 10:21:41 AM BKelly95
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the second film, Mack (Joe Theismann) is fighting a group of mobsters when he gets tackled by several at once. The following year, Theismann was the victim of a similar tackle that broke his leg. The injury was so severe, he had to retire from football.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the first film, the Japanese team picks up a police speed trap on their radar detector. One of them refers to the officer as a "Series/{{Kojak}} with a Kodak". In the sequel, BigBad Hymie is played by ''Kojak'' himself, Telly Savalas.



* TheOtherDarrin: The Lamborghini girls, Jill Rivers and Marcie Thatcher are played by Tara Buckman and Adrienne Barbeau respectively in the first film, but in the second film they are played by Susan Anton and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke of ''Dukes of Hazard'' fame).

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
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The Lamborghini girls, Jill Rivers and Marcie Thatcher are played by Tara Buckman and Adrienne Barbeau respectively in the first film, but in the second film they are played by Susan Anton and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke of ''Dukes of Hazard'' fame). fame).
** Terry from the stock car team. He's played by Terry Bradshaw in the first film and Tony Danza in the second. That's right. His first portrayer makes him TheDanza while his second is the [[TropeNamers trope namer]] for The Danza.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To the [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] theme, associated with the {{Expy}}-iest Seymour Goldfarb Jr.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To the [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] theme, associated with the {{Expy}}-iest Seymour Goldfarb Jr. On the DVD Commentary, Hal Needham says they were one note away from getting sued.
4th Jul '15 8:52:50 PM UmbraFractus
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The wires holding up Hymie after Arnold tosses him are really obvious.
31st Oct '14 2:21:03 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FridgeLogic:
** What's with the big rush at the end of the movie? ''It's a rally''. If two or more drivers arrive at the finish line within seconds of one another, then whoever started last is pretty much going to win at that point.
** Especially in TheSeventies, Americans expected a race to be won by whoever finishes first -- Rally never caught on in America. Chalk it up to ViewersAreMorons.



* RetroactiveRecognition: This was Jackie Chan's second attempt to break through to American stardom after the disastrous flop ''The Big Brawl''. This film was more successful but he still didn't catch on (likely overshadowed by the numerous other stars) and had to wait until ''RumbleInTheBronx''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: This was Jackie Chan's second attempt to break through to American stardom after the disastrous flop ''The Big Brawl''. This film was more successful but he still didn't catch on (likely overshadowed by the numerous other stars) and had to wait until ''RumbleInTheBronx''.''Film/RumbleInTheBronx''.


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* ValuesDissonance: The bloopers reel includes Burt Reynolds' RatedMForManly habit of slapping people in the face when he's joshing around. Dom [=DeLuise=], his HeterosexualLifePartner in real life, laughs when he gets slapped, which looks a little like an abusive relationship to modern eyes.
23rd Aug '14 9:14:44 PM Eegah
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* RetroactiveRecognition: This was Jackie Chan's second attempt to break through to American stardom after the disastrous flop ''The Big Brawl''. This film was more successful but he still didn't catch on (likely overshadowed by the numerous other stars) and had to wait until ''RumbleInTheBronx''.
21st Aug '14 6:11:43 PM WJTaylor4
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21st Aug '14 6:11:36 PM WJTaylor4
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* TheOtherDarrin: The Lamborghini girls, Jill Rivers and Marcie Thatcher are played by Tara Buckman and Adrienne Barbeau respectively in the first film, but in the second film they are played by Susan Anton and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke of ''Dukes of Hazard'' fame).
19th Jul '14 9:02:33 PM WJTaylor4
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* LesYay: Marcie and Jill
21st Mar '14 7:26:33 AM erforce
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Farrah Fawcett and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage exposing exploits.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: BestKnownForTheFanservice:
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Farrah Fawcett and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage exposing exploits.



* FridgeLogic: What's with the big rush at the end of the movie? ''It's a rally''. If two or more drivers arrive at the finish line within seconds of one another, then whoever started last is pretty much going to win at that point.

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* FridgeLogic: FridgeLogic:
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What's with the big rush at the end of the movie? ''It's a rally''. If two or more drivers arrive at the finish line within seconds of one another, then whoever started last is pretty much going to win at that point.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To the [[JamesBond Bond]] theme, associated with the {{Expy}}-iest Seymour Goldfarb Jr.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To the [[JamesBond [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] theme, associated with the {{Expy}}-iest Seymour Goldfarb Jr.
12th Jun '13 7:07:23 PM BKelly95
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** Especially in TheSeventies, Americans expected a race to be won by whoever finishes first -- Rally never caught on in America. Chalk it up to ViewersAreMorons.

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** Especially in TheSeventies, Americans expected a race to be won by whoever finishes first -- Rally never caught on in America. Chalk it up to ViewersAreMorons.ViewersAreMorons.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: To the [[JamesBond Bond]] theme, associated with the {{Expy}}-iest Seymour Goldfarb Jr.
25th May '13 10:12:03 PM CaptainNevada
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Farrah Fawcett and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage exposing exploits.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Farrah Fawcett and Adrienne Barbeau's cleavage exposing exploits.
** Also, at no point in the film was Farrah Fawcett wearing a bra.
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