Speed Zone (1989)

Speed Zone (1989)

Released: 1989
Genre: Action, Comedy, Genre
Director: Jim Drake
Starring: John Candy, Donna Dixon, Peter Boyle, ,
Run time: 94 min
IMDb: 4.6/10
Country: Canada
Views: 107900

Synopsis

Storyline:
An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan’s car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life.
Written by
Billy Plessel <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Speed Zone was originally intended as Cannonball Run 3 but the Cannonball Run producers found it so bad that the Cannonball Run name was pulled from it. So it’s not an official Cannonball Run movie.

If you’re a fan of the original Cannonball Run movies then you’re going to be greatly disappointed. With all the SCTV stars the movie comes across as a Canadian version of Cannonball Run. And Jamie Farr is about the only person to appear from the previous films.

It’s obvious that those stars that do appear in the film were suckered into making it. They thought they would be acting with many major Hollywood stars only to find they were stuck with a bunch of minor comics. It’s somewhat similar to the way Battle of the Network Stars lost it’s stars and wound up with supporting actors.

This film is better enjoyed as a stand-alone and not part of the Cannonball Run series. Remembering how good Cannonball Run was will only make the film unbearable and remind the viewer of a lost opportunity. It should only be watched by those interested in race movies in general, particularly those with patience for b-rated movies.

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