Cannonball Run II

Revealing mistake: The opening chase has a police car chasing a white Countach. We hear two officers talking to each other. There are times they are talking to others on the radio, as well. But every shot that allows us to see inside the patrol car, only a driver is in it. (00:04:15)

johnrosa

Revealing mistake: When the two police officers pull over the monkey in the limo, the monkey slaps one of the officers in the head. His head hits the other officer and they both go down. Look closely and you will see that his head never made contact with the other officer.

Revealing mistake: The opening chase has a police car chasing a white Countach. We hear the officers talking on the radio, reporting the chase events, etc., yet the driver is alone and is always seen with his hands on the wheel, never holding the radio's microphone. (00:02:00)

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: This is a mistake that goes on through the entire movie; mix-up with cars. There is, for example, a very special yellow sports car parked at the beach where the start of the race began. Later in the movie the two girls borrow this car from a mechanic, who is obviously not in the race, and would not have been at the beach. Even later the yellow car breaks down, and the two girls borrow a tow truck, leaving the yellow car behind. Some scenes later, there is a shot of a medley of cars coming down the road, and the yellow car is one of them. But how can this be, since the yellow car broke down a few scenes earlier? There is also a shot of Fenderbaum and Blake passing J.J. and Victor in their Dodge Daytona. The problem is that for the entire movie Fenderbaum and Blake was driving a Corvette, NOT a Daytona. The Daytona, however, is the car that Frank Sinatra uses for the last 10 minutes of the movie.

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Don Canneloni: In the past, the Canneloni family was the most powerful of the families. We controlled drugs, prostitution, extortion, prostitution, gambling.
Slim: Uh, you said 'prostitution' twice.
Don Canneloni: Well, I like it.

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Trivia: 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.

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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.

The_Iceman

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.

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