The Cannonball Run
Dir: Hal Needham Scr: Brock Yates
Cast: Jackie Chan, Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
1981 / Colour / DCP / English / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 96min
In one of their biggest American productions, Golden Harvest assembled a star-studded cast that includes Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Farrah Fawcett and Dom DeLuise for director Hal Needham’s blockbuster action comedy. The stars make up an eclectic group of eccentrics on an illegal road race across the United States. Jackie Chan and Michael Hui make up one of the teams, a pair of bumbling Japanese racers trying to outwit the others with state-of-the-art technology. Originally shot in English with sync sound, The Cannonball Run 's dialogue almost completely rewritten when it was dubbed in Cantonese for Hong Kong audiences, offering a completely different experience from the original. The version being screened here is the original English-language version.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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