Speed Zone (also known as Cannonball Fever and Cannonball Run III) is a 1989 American action comedy film set around an illegal cross-country race (inspired by the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash). The plot follows the race sponsors, who must line up new contestants after the previous racers are all arrested before the race begins.
An assortment of people gather at a countryside inn in preparation for the infamous "Cannonball Run", an illegal three-day cross-country race from Washington, D.C. to Santa Monica where the winner and five runners-up will receive $1 million. However, the hot-headed Washington Chief of Police, Spiro T. Edsel, along with his long-suffering sidekick Whitman, arrest all of the drivers to prevent the race from happening. As a result, sponsors must find replacement drivers by the next day.
|award||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|keywords||arrest bumper car cheat chief of police compulsive gambler drive ferrari daytona spyder follow forced to drive former policeman happen jaguar xjs loan shark los angeles marilyn monroe park prize money rid wash|
|nomination||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|theme||action comedy road movie|