Cannonball Run II
- 1 hr 48 min
Cannonball Run II is a comedy sequel about a second Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Sheik Abdul ben Falafel's father wants his son to win, which requires the race to be created for that year. The movie has racers dealing with the mob, another with military folks and someone with an ulcer. The movie stars Jamie Farr as Sheik Abdul ben Falafel, Burt Reynolds as JJ and Shirley MacLaine as Veronica. The movie is directed by Hal Needham, who worked with Burt Reynolds on several movies. The movie is considered the last Rat Pack movie, as it has Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra. This would be the last movie for Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra would only appear in a TV movie and documentaries. Sammy Davis Jr would end his career six years later. Much like the modern films with an ensemble of major stars, Cannonball Run II was made to be a fun comedic romp. With the likes of Telly Savalas, Jim Nabors and Catherine Bach, the movie has multiple subplots.