Cannonball Run: EDITED???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MarkHughes, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes Stunt Coordinator

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    Yesterday I had some credit at a local store so I purchased Cannonball Run released by HBO Video in 2001. Can anyone tell me why this is edited in some spots? It is peculiar to me based on the places that were edited. There are some spots where the "S" word is overdubbed, but in other places they throw the word around without problem. Had I known there were edits I wouldn't have purchased it. Nothing I hate more than edited film. Especially overdubbing!!!

    anyone know if there is a different version of the dvd out there or why they chose to do this?

    One of the edited lines is Sammy Davis saying "Who's we, white man?" to Burt Reynolds... they completely cut out the "white man" words... very bad edit.

    Any info on this would be appreciated.

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  2. John C

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    The only question I have is whether these edits you say are on the DVD, are they on all the other versions also? I really hope so since it would really suck to have a butchered version of the movie.
     
  3. Peter Avellino

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    Funny, there was an older version of Cannonball Run, I think from Vestron Video, that appeared to be comprised of some sort of TV edit with s*** indeed overdubbed into lines like "shoot" and that sort of thing. I looked at the HBO Video release when it came out and it was the correct version of the movie, with all profanity in its appropriate place. The DVD is, of course, just fine.

    Are you sure that what you've got is indeed the HBO Video release? Did HBO release it more than once?
     
  4. Dave H

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    To my knowledge, everything was on the DVD - nothing cut.

    Great job on the transfer.
     
  5. Scott Calvert

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    I do indeed remember noticing a few "shits" overdubbed with something less offensive. I just figured they wanted the PG rating and edited a few of them to appease the MPAA. I could be wrong, though.

    Crap, I just admitted I own The Cannonball Run.
     
  6. Patrick Mirza

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    There also were one or two "f***s" relooped in Smokey and the Bandit so it could squeek by with a PG rating.
     
  7. MarkHughes

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    OK... Let's see... says here on the case, copyright 2001 HBO Video. Rated PG.
    some of the edited scenes (and these are just a few) are:
    chpt 4: "You guys tore the heck out of that boat"
    chpt 4: "You can smoke through traffic like a shot out of a gun"
    chpt 14: "I think we're in deep you know what"
    and as I stated above in
    chpt 17: "What do you mean we, white man(omitted)?"
    Hate edited material.. does anyone have any further info on the possible Vestron release???
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