- This event has passed.
WILD screens Cannonball! (1976)
July 23 @ 11:00 pm - July 24 @ 2:00 am
WILD (Writers In Literary Discussion) screens
n 6 PM
n Building D Auditorium, South Texas College, McAllen
n Admission: One dollar
or FREE to anyone who is dressed in race car clothing (such as Helmets, jackets, driving gloves, stickers of endorsements)
For more information, contact Tom Fuschetto at 956/872-3487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A secret Coast to Coast auto race across America Cannonbal’ is one of the least remembered of the short-lived but successful 1970s car race/car crash genre. What really makes this one stand out is that it was directed by the late Paul Bartel (in between his immortal black comedy classics ‘Death Race 2000’ and ‘Eating Raoul’), and features an impressive supporting cast of cult actors and Bartel buddies. ‘Death Race 2000’s David Carradine once again stars, this time as “Cannonball” Buckman, an ex-con who desperately wants to win the illegal Trans American road race. His older brother Benny (the legendary Dick Miller) gets him set up with a car, and bets enormous sums of money on him, mainly with the eccentric but ruthless bookie and amateur songwriter Lester Marks (played by Bartel himself). If Cannonball loses Benny will enter into a world of pain, so Benny tries any and every trick he can think of to ensure Cannonball’s competitors lose.