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The Gumball Rally (1976)

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

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Lieutenant Roscoe (as Normann Burton)
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Lapchik the Mad Hungarian - Kawasaki
Steven Keats ...
Kandinsky - Dodge Team
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Angie - Rolls Royce
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Jose - Rolls Royce (as Lazaro Perez)
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Wally Taylor ...
Avila - Dodge Team
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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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28 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chewing Gum Rallye  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

During the scene where the racers are walking the streets of NYC to the restaurant, there is a taxi in the foreground with the time/temp reflected on its rear passenger's window. The time shows (mirrored) 6:45. However, seconds later, in the same tracking shot, Roscoe says, "It's 9:05, I'll will check in again at 10". See more »

Quotes

Franco: [shouting] Now you are marked... for life!
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Referenced in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) See more »

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The True Purpose of the Movie
6 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember articles about the movie when it was still being shot. It was supposed to be a light hearted romp across the country with the cars being the stars. With that in mind, it succeeds greatly. My son and I have watched the "Garage Scene" over and over again. This movie is to car nuts what a porno is to sex nuts. It's hard to believe you can indulge yourself this much in front of the family without feeling guilty. :^)

Also, I've read a few of the comments and would like to make corrections here. The transmission in the Cobra (yes it was a real 427 Cobra) was a four speed "Toploader" transmission, not a 5 speed Tremec. There were no replica Cobras in those days. Also, the Ferrari was a 365 GTS/4. I also remember reading that the first Ferrari rented for the movie was totaled and they had to get another to take its place. However, that was over 30 years ago.


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