USA's Cannonball Run 2001: Race Across America


60m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Reality special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1971 cross-country race that inspired the 1981 Burt Reynolds film "The Cannonball Run." Six teams of contestants travel across the country in souped-up vehicles in a race from New York City to Los Angeles to collect a $100,000 prize. Each thr

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Cannonball Run 2001, The
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Reality special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1971 cross-country race that inspired the 1981 Burt Reynolds film "The Cannonball Run." Six teams of contestants travel across the country in souped-up vehicles in a race from New York City to Los Angeles to collect a $100,000 prize. Each three-person team is comprised of a mix of thrill seekers, including two "Playboy" playmates and a seminary student; an early 1970s model hearse filled with three reality stars; a loving couple paired with the guy's ex-girlfriend; two party-crazed frat boys and a 70-year-old grandmother; two Southern "good ole boys" paired with an Ivy League society girl; and two rappers with a rap-hating firefighter. Each episode tracks the teams as they compete in challenges between two major checkpoints on their route. Armed with a minimal allowance to cover daily expenses, the teams face cash bonus temptations that can cost them time and the race. Obstacles include lost keys, siphoned gas, and detours into less-than-paved roads. Besides the challenges and diversions they meet along the way, the teams have to contend with each other, as they are allowed to sabotage the other teams. The can also form alliances against opposing teams. The teams can even enlist outsiders to help with their sabotage plans. During Episodes 2 to 4, teams are subject to elimination by virtue of their standing during that leg of the race. The remaining three teams battle it to the finish in Episode 5.

Crew

Cris Abrego

Co-Executive Producer

Steve Abrego

Technical Supervisor

Michael Applebaum

Camera Operator

Thomas Augsberger

Co-Executive Producer

Jeanette Balsis

Casting Director

Julie Barron

Assistant

Pamela Bassford

Audio Mixer

Jeff Becko

Editor

Stacey Benedict

Camera Assistant

Matt Bennett

Location Coordinator

Gary R. Benz

Executive Producer

John Bergstresser

Editor

Michael Gitomer Berman

Editor

Steven Berman

Other

Christopher Brewster

Post-Production

Jordan Browne

Assistant Editor

Ellie Carbajal

Production Coordinator

Sherrie Castleberry

Production Manager

Christine Cavalieri

Segment Producer

Alexander Chvany

Editor

Marc Clark

Assistant Editor

Chris Culhane

Writer

Lamar Damon

Story By

Paul Danner

Production Assistant

Scott Davis

Casting Associate

Deborah Dupree

Line Producer

James Eagan

Writer

Jon Ehrlich

Music

Beau Flynn

Executive Producer

Ken Freund

Camera Assistant

John Gillis

Production Designer

Michele Gitomer

Editor

Byron Glickfeld

Editor

Tony Green

Camera Assistant

Stephen Hall

Editor

Eli Hardy

Editor

Todd Havens

Casting Associate

Beth Humphreys

Segment Producer

Stephanie Joret

Story By

Gregg Kita

Audio

Arthur Klein

Editor

Zach Kozek

Camera Operator

Rick Laporte

Story By

Francette Levangie

Associate Producer

Chris Lowe

Location Coordinator

Keoni Lucas

Camera Assistant

Mark Lynch

Camera Operator

Shannon Macintyre

Assistant Production Coordinator

Seth Margolin

Writer

Brian Mayer

Camera Assistant

Rich Meehan

Story By

Lucretia Miller

Audio Mixer

Mike Miller

Segment Producer

Yvete Morales

Other

Adriano Munoz

Post-Production Assistant

Dawn Parouse Olmstead

Executive Producer

Anthony Paskins

Story By

Sean Prophet

Editor

Leticia Ramirez

Location Coordinator

Cassie Reyes

Production Coordinator

Jason Rhodes

Writer

Ben Samek

Producer

Gavin Scratch

Other

Hilary Scratch

Editor

Mark Seliga

Segment Producer

Tom Snyder

Post-Production Supervisor

Ambie Stapleton

Casting Associate

Glenn Taylor

Director Of Photography

James Taylor

Story By

Rick Telles

Co-Executive Producer

Erinn Thoresen

Production Accountant

Victor Torres

Post-Production Assistant

Mande Whitaker

Camera Operator

Brock Yates

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Cannonball Run 2001, The
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Quotes

Trivia