I can't believe Golden Harvest bankrolled this movie.
Jan 5, 2010
Cannonball Run II was made several years after the surprisingly successful first film. This time Burt and company are back with another race with a cast of even more desperate-for-work-actors. This time the cast looks like a weekend line up at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Another race, another bunch of washed up has beens hamming up it up. The cast looked like they were enjoying themselves but I wasn't. Jackie Chan reprises his small part of a "Japanese" race car driver. Too many actors hanging around doing nothing remotely funny. Just imagine It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World but without the laughs. The box office returns were modest and the gang didn't return for a third film. A Canadian production would pick up the mantle for Speed Zone!, the third and final film of the Cannonball Run series.