#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This comedy film 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. This action-comedy was inspired by an actual event: the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything goes, all-stops-out – and very much illegal – competition that has grown to legendary proportions within the last ten years.
Plot: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. “Cannonball” Baker, who in the roaring 20’s rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.
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A live-action wacky races movie
Seeing people get away with some of the most ridiculous actions in comedic fashion is always tantalizing. How do they get away with such foolishness? That doesn’t happen in the real world as often as this. If only I (as in the viewer) could be that crazy with no problems. This is exactly what this live-action version of Boomerang’s Wacky Races (1968) is. It’s a movie where rules don’t apply to main characters as well as physics, gags and mindset. The movie just can’t be taken on a literal level; otherwise, the viewer will not enjoy it.
Joining director Hal Needham in this racecar comedy is veteran actor Burt Reynolds who has also completed several projects in the past with him; so it’s no surprise they are in this project either. Co-starring Reynolds is a slew of other well-known actors, singers and models. Playing Reynolds right hand companion is Dom DeLuise who also has an alter ego whom no one seems to understand of how he shows up and exits. Together they ride in an ambulance as a disguise to help them win the race. Accompanying them is their doctor played by Jack Elam who was cast perfectly because of his unmoving left eye. To name a few more, Farrah Fawcett, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Jackie Chan and even Roger Moore (who pretends he’s Roger Moore) all play funny characters.
This is the real strong point to this movie; it’s an ensemble cast and if you’re a viewer who likes seeing movies with lots of star power, this is one of them to see. The story however, written by Brock Yates isn’t anything special. The plot is about a bunch of wacky racers doing what they can to win and really that’s all this movie needed. It does give a back-story to Reynolds’ character and DeLuise’s alter ego but it’s nothing to be real interested in. As for the comedy parts of the writing, that is a slight bit stronger than the story itself. However, that also doesn’t mean every joke was funny. There were some places there just were not funny enough when it should have been.
Each actor has their own thing going for them and it’s because of that, that they all don’t rely on the same thing to make a joke. Again, my favorite was Jack Elam playing the doctor. God he was a laugh! And surprisingly, the score provided by Al Capps did a decent job as well. His tunes may have not been longer than a good 30 seconds, but it did evoke the right feeling of the movie, which was lightheartedness. One thing that did bug me was how politically incorrect and sexist everything was though. I understand that it this time it wasn’t taken seriously and I also understand that this is partially what helps make the film effective in a comedic sense but unfortunately, in today’s age, it can be offensive to some who are closed minded individuals.
There isn’t a story to fall back on which can leave some people feeling empty. But if you’re looking for a film with a lot of star power, fast vehicles and various sparks of clever comedy, then this goofy car race just may hit the spot.
A diverse array of colorful eccentric folks participate in a wild and illegal cross country road race. Director Hal Needham, working from a brash script by Brock Yates, relates the simple and hugely enjoyable story at a constant zippy pace, maintains an utterly engaging breezy’n’easy loopy tone throughout, and stages the thrilling vehicular carnage with his trademark rip-roaring brio. Moreover, the all-star cast have a ball with the wacky material: Burt Reynolds effortlessly projects his customary amiable charm and plays beautifully well with Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett looks positively radiant and brings a sweetly daffy appeal to her character, Roger Moore gleefully sends up his own slick’n’suave James Bond persona, legendary Rat Pack members Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. display a marvelously loose and natural chemistry as a pair of bogus priests, Jackie Chan provides American audiences with an early demonstration of his considerable martial arts prowess, Jamie Farr joyfully devours the scenery as a madcap sheik, Mel Tillis works uproarious wonders with his stutter, and Jack Elam almost steals the entire goofy show with his inspired off-the-wall portrayal of a creepy’n’kooky doctor of dubious pedigree. George Furth also hits the prissy bull’s eye as the uptight killjoy nerd determined to stop the big race. Better still, luscious babes Adrienne Barbeau and Tara Buckman show off loads of tasty cleavage while Valerie Perrine has a witty uncredited cameo as a sexy state trooper. Why, we even have neat bits by such familiar individuals as Bianca Jagger, John Fiedler, and Peter Fonda and Robert Tessier as a couple of belligerent rough’n’rowdy bikers. Cool rocking theme song by Ray Stevens, too. The good-natured sensibility ensures that this picture never becomes too crude or offensive. A total blast.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Sport
Director Hal Needham
Writer Brock Yates
Actors Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise
Country USA, Hong Kong
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Golden Harvest Company
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm