The Gumball Rally

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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."
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.3  (3,775)
  • 37

Inspired by the real life Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash headed by Brock Yates, The Gumball Rally is a comedic romp through the running of an illegal (and therefore secret) coast to coast road race starring Michael Sarrazin, Norman Burton, Raul Julia and Gary Busey. The race is started by Michael Bannon (Sarrazin), a bored and extremely rich candy manufacturer who, with the help of his other car enthusiasts decide to run an unofficial race across the country using the code word "Gumball." The only rules: no catalytic converters and no 55 mph speed limits; whoever can make the run in the shortest time wins. However they are hounded by an LAPD Lieutenant, Roscoe (Burton), who finds out about the race and is determined to prove they are running an illegal race and stop them. Chaos and hilarity ensues throughout the run of the race ending at the majestic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California.

The Gumball Rally
The Gumball Rally
The Gumball Rally

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Inspired by the real life Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash headed by Brock Yates, The Gumball Rally is a comedic romp through the running of an illegal (and therefore secret) coast to coast road race starring Michael Sarrazin, Norman Burton, Raul Julia and Gary Busey. The race is started by Michael Bannon (Sarrazin), a bored and extremely rich candy manufacturer who, with the help of his other car enthusiasts decide to run an unofficial race across the country using the code word "Gumball." The only rules: no catalytic converters and no 55 mph speed limits; whoever can make the run in the shortest time wins. However they are hounded by an LAPD Lieutenant, Roscoe (Burton), who finds out about the race and is determined to prove they are running an illegal race and stop them. Chaos and hilarity ensues throughout the run of the race ending at the majestic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California.

The Gumball Rally is a 1976 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 37.

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  • Release Date
    1976
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (3,775)
  • Metascore
    37