Directed by: Hal Needham
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine, Telly Savalas
Genres: Action, Comedy
Question: What kind of car is the yellow one the two ladies drive after they ditch the Mercedes? The one where the top comes comes up to let people in.
Chosen answer: It's called a "Nova" (but not as in the Chevy Nova). It's a kit car, in the U.S. and for the film, it was made by the Sterling Sports Car company. Although the Nova kit car originated with the English company Automotive Design and Development Ltd.
The Cannonball Run
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Fenderbaum: I been called a lot of things but I ain't never been called no commie.Blake: I ain't even a Democrat.
When Dean Martin's car passes the military-looking Imperial, his red Corvette is suddenly a red and silver Dodge Daytona. It switches back to the red 'Vette in the car's next shot.
The man who got out of his Porsche at the starting line to chew out the driver of the monster truck (who later ran over the Porsche) was director Hal Needham.