Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II (1984)

This time the prize is $1 million as a bunch of oddballs illegally cannonball from California to Connecticut in this sequel to the 1981 Cannonball Run--which made a load of cash for the producers. This time, Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 29, 1984
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Execution is uninspired, laughs are hard to find, and the script is also difficult to locate.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Directed in slam-bang style by Hal Needham, the film is an endless string of cameo performances from a cast whose funny participants are badly outnumbered and whose television roots are unmistakable.

TV Guide

Directionless sequel that once again proves that the pictures that are the most fun to make aren't necessarily the most fun to watch.

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Time Out

There are nun jokes, mafia jokes, big breast jokes, karate jokes, Jaws jokes, more big breasts. It's a long ride.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The movie is a genuine cultural artifact, a relic given to us by a band of entertainers from long ago, who live in self-imposed exile in the dusty, neon hellhole of Las Vegas.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A lazy, sloppily made sequel that doesn't play quite as badly now as it did in 1984. Besides, it's hard to hate a movie that casts Jim Nabors as Homer Lyle.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Cannonball Run II is one of the laziest insults to the intelligence of moviegoers that I can remember. Sheer arrogance made this picture.

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Billy Mowbray

This is an easy, madcap, guilty pleasure that plays like a hyperactive cross between Wacky Races and The Dukes of Hazard.

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Scott Weinberg

Feels like home movie footage of a celebrity barbecue that you weren't invited to.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
Cannonball Run II is the sequel to the 1981 coast to coast race film from Hal Needham and Burt Reynolds. Did you see that one? Then you've seen this one.… More
xGary Xx
Normally Hollywood sequels take a financially successful movie and make an inferior sequel. Here they just made a sequel that was EXACTLY the same as the… More
Phil Hubbs
This movie kicks off much in the same way as the first movie. A white Lamborghini Countach is roaring down a desert highway, the engine throbbing as it tears up… More
Jason Spencer
This was just to see how many people they asked to appear in the movie would actually show up to the set.
Dean King
I think this is more fun than the original with even more over the top action, fights and lovely cars.
Dean McKenna
Another crazy car race around America, spacing out some good gags and some jokey lines from all-cast stars. Giant Richard Kiel and martial-artist Jackie Chan… More