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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Bannon - Cobra Team
... Lieutenant Roscoe (as Normann Burton)
... Gibson - Camaro Team
... Ace Preston / Mr. Guts - Camaro Team
... Alice - Porsche Team
... Lapchik the Mad Hungarian - Kawasaki
Steven Keats ... Kandinsky - Dodge Team
... Steve 'Smitty' Smith - Ferrari Team
... Jane - Porsche Team
... Barney Donahue - Mercedes Team
... Angie - Rolls Royce
Lázaro Pérez ... Jose - Rolls Royce (as Lazaro Perez)
... Prof. Samuel Graves - Cobra Team
... Andy McAllister - Mercedes Team
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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28 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chewing Gum Rallye  »

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Trivia

When hitting Oklahoma, Gary Busey gives out a yell, calling it the "home of the Red Man, home of the Cowboy." Gary Busey is from Tulsa, OK. See more »

Goofs

As a car begins to ride on two side wheels down a Los Angeles freeway, the driver suddenly sports a crash helmet. See more »

Quotes

Bannon: Hey Franco! Your mother called, she's been looking all over for you!
Franco: Now you make jokes on my mother, huh?
Bannon: No... about your mother, not on your mother. I wouldn't get *on* your mother!
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Linda Vaughn ... Emergency Plan Alpha See more »

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

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Made me drool for the cars, and cheer for the antics
12 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the ultimate anti-Ralph Nader movie.

This movie should be must-see at driving schools, to show drivers-to-be the difference between pointing a car and actually DRIVING.

This movie truly has a sense of humor, as anyone who has owned a sports car can tell you.

From the classic "Lucas-the prince-of-darkness" electrical system of the Jaguar, to the (much cheered by us European car buffs) "corvette incident" (I do not want to give it away).

My favourite is, of course, the motorcyclist, who, if I recall correctly, does not say anything at all during the movie, but steals the show when he is on.

Great fun and several levels above the later copycat "Cannonball Run" series.

Particularly liked by good drivers with a sense of humour.


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