40 Full-Throttle Facts You Didn’t Know About The Cannonball Run Movies

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35. Its director shows up four times

The Cannonball Run’s director almost rivals leading man Reynolds for screen time. Indeed, Hal Needham can be seen or heard on no less than four occasions throughout the film. He first appears as an EMT, before voicing the policeman during the speed trap scene and then portraying the trucker who speaks to Roger Moore via CB radio. He lastly shows up in the blooper reel which plays over the film’s end credits.

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34. Burt Reynolds’ stand-in plays another role

As you’d expect from such an action-packed, thrill-seeking movie, Burt Reynolds had a stand-in for the more elaborate stunts. But this lookalike also managed to get his own face in the movie. Yes, the man in question plays the highway patrol officer that stops Tara Buckman and Adrienne Barbeau’s characters.

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