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    Unique ID Code: 0000022470
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 9/9/2001 01:12
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    Cannonball Run, The (US)

    7 / 10
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    You`ll root for them all...but you`ll never guess who wins
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: $14.98
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    The Cannonball Run brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead.

    Hal Needham, the director of such souped-up hits as "Smokey and the Bandit," "Hooper" and "Smokey and the Bandit II" is at the helm of a wild action-comedy inspired by an actual event: The Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything-goes, all-stops-out - and thrillingly illegal - competition that has grown to legendary proportions in the last ten years.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary with Director & Producer
    Cast & Crew Bios

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Hal Needham

    Written By:

    Jack Elam
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    Dean Martin
    Dom DeLuise
    Farrah Fawcett
    Roger Moore
    Burt Reynolds

    Soundtrack By:
    Al Capps

    Director of Photography:
    Michael C. Butler

    William D. Gordean
    Donn Cambern

    Albert S. Ruddy
    David Shamroy Hamburger

    Executive Producer:
    André E. Morgan
    Raymond Chow


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    6 / 10
    The film consists of many people taking part in an illegal 3000-mile race. Fast cars, sexy ladies. The winner is very unpredictable to the very last minute.

    The 1:85:1 Anamorphic transfer is very crisp for an NTSC DVD, colours are very rich and natural. The R2 version has faded colours and picture is very soft.

    This DVD features a newly remixed 5.1 and a newly remixed Stereo soundtrack from the original Mono sound elements, both soundtracks are very clear and have very nice separation effects to it.
    Not many extra's apart from some biography files for a few of the stars and an audio commentary with Director Hal Needham and Producer Albert S. Ruddy which is very entertaining to listen to

    This film isn't an award winning Oscar but it is very entertaining and I strongly recommend it, but if you have a Multi Region DVD player then seek out this R1 version which is much better than the R2 release.
    posted by MLAM on 26/4/2002 03:26