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2.53

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Cannonball Run 2
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by Hawkboy

"The biggest waste of talent in movie history."
1 stars

Clearly, Burt Reynolds had made some pact with the devil, and the devil came in the form of Dom DeLuise.

Burt Reynolds could have made ANY movie he wanted in the late 70's - early 80's. And he did. Without a doubt, Burt put out some of the worst films ever to be seen by human eyes. And this one takes the cake. The first "Cannonball Run" had some cute moments, and the novelty of having a movie based solely around car crashes still seemed cute. But when Burt and Dom Deluise started hanging out and making movies together, something went very, very wrong.

You know that there are some friends you have who can make you laugh harder than anyone else in the world, but when you try and explain what's funny about them to other people, you get absolute silence. That's what this movie is like. It's clear that Dom makes Burt laugh like nobody's business, but we just sit there, staring, trying to figure out if we missed something. All through the movie, they're laughing at each other, and the audience is thinking "These are the two most annoying people in the universe." It was probably the most fun they've ever had making a movie. But there's an old story that Zeppo was the funniest Marx Brother in real life. But onscreen, he was useless. Just like this movie.

It has an impressive supporting cast, with Jackie Chan, Daisy from "The Dukes of Hazzard", Ricardo Montalban, Dean Martin...but they're just sitting there, laughing. It's like joining a club where everybody knows each other, and everyone's already established inside jokes, and all they have to do is say something like "sock puppet" to make everyone laugh. Watching this movie made me feel awful left out.

Tony Danza and an orangutang. It shoulda been magic. It shoulda been magic...

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originally posted: 01/29/99 15:14:25
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User Comments

3/21/12 The Big D Jamie Farr, Jack Elam, Catherine Bach, Don Knotts, and the monkey are all great! 4 stars
11/15/10 Morning Farter The funniest film of the series. You can't go wrong with CANNONBALL II. 5 stars
9/21/10 PAUL SHORTT SPUTTERING, LAZY, SLOPPILY MADE SEQUEL 1 stars
11/01/08 Paul Callan Worst movie of all time.Arogant Idiots showed they have no talent without a great director 1 stars
4/07/08 Rufus McKay I couldn't believe they didn't show the end of the race- 1 stars
12/01/07 Carol Baker A Totally put you sleep comedy 2 stars
3/13/05 Jeff Anderson Like the worst home movie ever produced. Burt, Dom & the Rat Pack should be ashamed FOREVER 1 stars
2/15/05 Sugarfoot Does the impossible ,it's worse than # 1 1 stars
12/12/04 gerbilerba this cheese ridden pile of garbage is useless- I had the runs after this one 1 stars
11/05/04 Cyndy Whew!!!! This film stinks!!!! 1 stars
11/09/03 ILLINIBRI Does anyone but Burt find that Captain Chaos crap funny?? 1 stars
8/20/03 Jane I love it. 5 stars
3/25/03 Jack Sommersby As grating as the original was ingratiating. 1 stars
11/06/02 Charles Tatum Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhmb 1 stars
9/09/02 Doctor_Slo ZEISTERS was total crap. This is TOTAL CRAP SQUARED due to wasted talent. 1 stars
6/21/02 Apathy man This movie was ok 3 stars
6/19/02 Knut Randa Great.... I laughed thru the entire movie, even better than the first 5 stars
10/27/01 Andrew Carden This Is 100 Times Better Then The Original!!! 5 stars
6/06/01 Playgirl i liked the green limo reynolds drives 5 stars
5/24/01 Hater Funny. In a retro way. 5 stars
3/17/01 velcro lewis Tony Dabza & a chimp.Don Knots gets beat up by a chimp.Richard Keel.a chimp.Jim Nieghbos. 5 stars
1/04/01 Egg36 There's just something about watching stars doing goofy things. I like it--sue me. 4 stars
12/09/99 steve layne guilty pleasure all the way. i like this movie better than the original. 4 stars
12/01/99 Yoni Petel best movie i ever saw!!! 5 stars
4/24/99 mkitterman Dom DeLuise and Chef Paul Prudhomme? The same person? 5 stars
12/14/98 Binky A sad effort at reliving the past. Not a patch on the first, even though the cast is bigger 2 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  02-Feb-1984 (PG)

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  02-Jul-1984 (PG)




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