Speed Zone!

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"A comedy that's over the limit and beyond the law!"
  • PG
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.4  (3,676)

Speed Zone! is a 1989 comedy film revolving around a car race across North America. The movie is directed by Jim Drake and stars John Candy, Donna Dixon, and Peter Boyle in the lead roles. It is a sequel to the 1981 film, The Cannonball Run. The story of the movie revolves around the illegal car race, known as the Cannonball Run, which takes place once a year. Competitors race across North America, beginning in Los Angeles and ending in New York City. The prize for the winner is one million dollars. However, the race is not an official event and participants are wanted by the police.

The movie's protagonist is Leo Ross (John Candy), a man with a reputation for being an excellent driver. Leo has won the Cannonball Run three times and is invited to participate once again. However, he refuses and instead offers to drive the support van for his friend, Alec Stewart (Donna Dixon). Alec is the president of the Stewart Corporation, which sponsors the team, and is participating in the race for personal reasons.

The race includes many eccentric and interesting characters such as the two Japanese drivers who have modified their car into a giant phone booth, the two supermodels who are driving a car that is shaped like a giant sneaker, and the mother-and-daughter team who are driving a pink Cadillac. However, the real challenges come from the team, led by the ruthless and unscrupulous president of the Car Corporation, played by Peter Boyle, who will stop at nothing to win the race.

As the teams race from LA to New York City, they encounter various obstacles such as attacks from their opponents, mechanical failures, and run-ins with the police. The race also brings out the competitiveness and greed of the participants, leading to hilarious and outrageous situations.

The film is a comedy with many slapstick moments, hilarious dialogues, and memorable performances by the cast. The script is clever, and the actors deliver the lines with impeccable timing. John Candy, in particular, shines in his role as the protagonist, and his humor and charm carry the movie throughout.

The movie also features a great soundtrack that adds to the energy and excitement of the race. The music includes popular songs from the 80s, such as "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins and "Shake It Up" by The Cars, which perfectly complement the fast-paced action and humor.

Overall, Speed Zone! is an entertaining comedy that delivers on laughs and excitement. The movie's unique characters, hilarious situations, and excellent cast make it a must-watch for fans of comedy and action.

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    4.4  (3,676)