On the East Coast, an array of oddballs and high-performance cars convene for the start of a Cannonball Run cross-country to California. The race is threatened when the megalomanic head of the Fraternal Order of Police Chiefs (Peter Boyle) rounds up all the professional drivers slated for
the run, but, with promotional dollars at stake, the hasty devising of unlikely rookie driving teams puts the race back on track. Paired are John Candy and Donna Dixon, Joe Flaherty and Matt Frewer, Shari Belafonte and Melody Anderson, Art Hindle and Brian George, Tim Matheson and Mimi Kuzyk, and
the Smothers Brothers, and most of the suspense is derived from the dirty tricks empl...