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The Gumball Rally (1976)

PG | | Comedy | 28 July 1976 (USA)
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An eclectic group of people take part in a secret, and illegal, cross country road race.

Director:

Charles Bail (as Chuck Bail)

Writers:

Leon Capetanos (screenplay), Charles Bail (story) (as Chuck Bail) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

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

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chewing Gum Rallye See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

They wanted a shot of the Ferrari speedometer but the helicopter couldn't keep up. They finally got the shot by mounting the camera on the AC Cobra. See more »

Goofs

When the Acme Plumbing van is running from the trail of burning gasoline, you can see the fire extending in front of the van. It is most noticeable right after the passenger says "You can't out run it". See more »

Quotes

Franco: [about their Ferrari] How's the bambina?
Smith: She's a-fulla gas, she's-a wait for you!
Franco: Hey, you make a good Italian!
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Crazy Credits

No actor credits are shown at the beginning of the film,The only credits shown at the beginning are those of the Writer, Director, Producer and Director of Photography, the actor credits are not shown until the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) See more »

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Hilarious racing
15 July 2000 | by Hawks_GirlSee all my reviews

If you're looking for non-stop racing, wild chases and more of the old good movies, check out "the Gumball Rally". It's fast and hilarious, it's old but it didn't lose its charm. My personal favorites were Michael Bannon and Samuel Graves and the car they drove - a beautiful, blue Shelby Cobra. To find out who wins is up to you - so watch it!

There's one negative point I have to add: during the movie, you will only see freaky, no-limit racing and a speed above 100 mph. Oh yes, enjoy the Ferrari 275 GTB. Beside the 250 GT California in FBDO, this is a unique car you won't see a lot in movies!


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