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The Gumball Rally (1976)

 -  Comedy  -  28 July 1976 (USA)
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A disparate group of drivers take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race.

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(as Chuck Bail)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael Bannon - Cobra Team
Norman Burton ...
Lieutenant Roscoe (as Normann Burton)
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Gibson - Camaro Team
John Durren ...
Ace Preston / Mr. Guts - Camaro Team
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Alice - Porsche Team
Harvey Jason ...
Lapchick the Mad Hungarian - Kawasaki
Steven Keats ...
Kandinsky - Dodge Team
Tim McIntire ...
Steve 'Smitty' Smith - Ferrari Team
Joanne Nail ...
Jane - Porsche Team
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Barney Donahue - Mercedes Team
Tricia O'Neil ...
Angie - Rolls Royce
Lázaro Pérez ...
Jose - Rolls Royce (as Lazaro Perez)
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Prof. Samuel Graves - Cobra Team
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Andy McAllister - Mercedes Team
Wally Taylor ...
Avila - Dodge Team
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Storyline

A group of people from different backgrounds have one thing in common: when they hear the world "gumball" whispered by one of the others, they know that it's time for the Gumball Rally: a no-holds barred, secret, winner-take-all rally across the USA. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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It's a hilarious coast-to-coast, 180 mile-an-hour, go-for-broke, outrageous road race with the world's most expensive cars. And it's all just for glory and a gumball machine.

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Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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28 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chewing Gum Rallye  »

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Two Ferrari Daytonas were used (main car and a backup) The serial numbers were 14829 and 16467. Chassis 14829 was at the Peterson Automotive Museum until August 2013 and was once owned by Mel Blanc. Chassis 16467 also appeared in 'A Star in Born' (1976) See more »

Goofs

The Cobra has visible front-end damage when it is on the interstate towards the end of the race. In the waterways, the front end is intact. See more »

Quotes

Jane - Porsche Team: Alright, the lights are set to 32 miles per hour, just keep going on Sepulveda!
Alice - Porsche Team: OK, hang on!
[starts to downshift and floor the throttle]
Alice - Porsche Team: [Two motorcycle cops pull up on either side to check out the girls, and Alice holds up] Smile!
Jane - Porsche Team: How fast are we going now?
Alice - Porsche Team: [with a large fake smile on her face] 32 miles an hour.
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

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Great Driving Scenes
25 February 2001 | by (Salem, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The driving sequences through the early mourning streets of New York City are some of the best I have ever seen. There are no camera tricks. The drivers really are launching those incredible cars around the corners at full throttle. The movie is worth watching just for the incredible driving. So few films do it correctly, fortunately this is not one of those films.


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