The Cannonball Run brings an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead. Hal Needham, the director of such souped-up hits as "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Hooper" is at the helm of a wild action-comedy inspired by an actual event: The Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything-goes, all-stops-out - and thrillingly illegal - competition that has grown to legendary proportions in the last ten years.