Cannonball

Cannonball

Director: Paul Bartel

Cast: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel

     
 

Paul Bartel's cult favorite Cannonball arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The film has better looked better on home video. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, and Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include interviews with castSee more details below

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Paul Bartel's cult favorite Cannonball arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The film has better looked better on home video. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, and Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include interviews with cast members David Carradine and Mary Woronov as well as producer Roger Corman. The theatrical trailer, television advertising materials and a still photo gallery round out this solid release from Blue Underground.Paul Bartel rips off his own Death Race 2000 in this mindless car-crash saga, containing more twisted metal than a bombed-out steel mill. The nominal storyline concerns an illegal auto race from Los Angeles to New York that promises the winner 100,000 dollars. David Carradine is Coy "Cannonball" Buckman, the race leader who drags his girlfriend, Linda (Veronica Hamel), along for the ride. Cade Redman (Bill McKinney) tools around in a loud red Trans Am, while Cannonball's nemesis barrels along in a big, black Plymouth, trying to outsmart Cannonball at every turn and exit ramp. The pile-ups keep building, and the cameos (Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Sylvester Stallone, Joe Dante, Paul Bartel) keep coming, but Cannonball must make it to New York to collect his winnings.

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All Movie Guide
A re-teaming of Paul Bartel and David Carradine on a car-chase film should have been a sure thing after the success of Death Race 2000, but Cannonball falls short of the mark. The setup is promising enough, but the script glosses over the characterizations and rushes through the plot in a haphazard style, leaving some annoying loose ends flapping in the breeze. Bartel later confessed that he did not want to do this film and it shows in his competent but oddly impersonal direction: he manages the occasional impressive flourish (like the bizarre nightmare sequence that opens the film) but handles the frequent action in a slapdash, hurried style that hints at his boredom behind the camera. Cannonball is a hit-and-miss affair as a result, but B-movie aficionados will still want to check this one out for the cast. Carradine brings his usual stoic presence to the table, and Clint Eastwood movie regular Bill McKinney makes a memorably mean foe. Better yet, Cannonball is studded with all kinds of cameos guaranteed to delight the quick-eyed viewer; in addition to appearances by the likes of Scorsese and Stallone, there are also plenty of cult-movie fan favorites like Mary Woronov, Dick Miller, and Louisa Moritz. Ultimately, Cannonball is a bit too haphazard in style and storytelling for a general audience, but drive-in movie buffs might get a few cheap thrills out of it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0827058106092
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
R
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
29,131

Special Features

"Kicks and Crashes": Interviews with stars David Carradine & Mary Woronov and the legendary Roger Corman; Theatrical trailer; TV spots; Poster & still galleries

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Carradine Cannonball Buckman
Bill McKinney Cade Redman
Veronica Hamel Linda
Gerritt Graham Perman Waters
Robert Carradine Jim Crandell
Belinda Balaski Maryann
Judy Canova Sharma Capri
Carl Gottlieb Terry McMillan
Archie Hahn Zippo Friedman
Martin Scorsese Mafioso
John Alderman Actor
David Arkin Actor
Allan Arkush Actor
Gary Austin Actor
Paul Bartel Actor
Stanley Clay Actor
Roger Corman Actor
Miller Drake Actor
Samuel W. Gelfman Actor
John Herzfeld Actor
Jonathan Kaplan Actor
James Keach Actor
Saul Krugman Actor
James Lashly Actor
Todd McCarthy Actor
Keith Michl Actor
Dick Miller Actor
Boyd "Red" Morgan Actor
Louisa Moritz Actor
Glynn Rubin Actor
Sylvester Stallone Actor
George Waggner Actor
Joe Wong Actor
Mary Woronov Sandy
Patrick Wright Actor
Dianne Lee Hart Actor
Mary-Robin Redd Actor
Joe Dante Actor
Aron Kincaid David
Read Morgan Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Bartel Director,Screenwriter
David A. Axelrod Score Composer
Gustave Berne Executive Producer
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Samuel W. Gelfman Producer
Alan R. Gibbs Stunts
Michel Levesque Art Director
Run Run Shaw Executive Producer
Donald C. Simpson Screenwriter
Mort Tubor Editor
Alex Vanderkar Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/ Main Titles [2:56]
2. Friendly Sabotage [3:21]
3. Meet the Contestants [4:11]
4. The Future At Stake [3:33]
5. They're Off [4:50]
6. Doubling Down [4:54]
7. Anything Goes [3:54]
8. Tight & Loose [4:07]
9. Bavarian Rhapsody [2:35]
10. Fan Belts & Flat Tires [4:57]
11. A Routine Stop [4:53]
12. At The Gas Station [3:51]
13. The Stud Patrol [1:47]
14. Asleep At The Wheel [4:10]
15. The Swap [:00]
16. Guitar Lost & Found [4:40]
17. The Goon Squad [3:25]
18. Second Hand Parts [5:32]
19. Your Tax Dollars At Work [5:02]
20. Sniper [5:08]
21. The Big Pile Up [3:54]
22. My Racin' Heart [2:32]
23. Winning The Race [2:32]
24. One Last Car/ End Credits [3:56]

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