The Gumball Rally
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For better or worse, The Gumball Rally was the catalyst for a short-lived cycle of "illegal cross-country race" flicks. As thick-headed cop Roscoe (Norman Burton) does his best to stop the titular rally, a vast and varied contingent of contestants prepare to burn rubber from New York to California. The best-looking of the racers is played by top-billed Michael Sarrazin; Franco, a delightfully narcissistic Italian road jockey played by Raul Julia, also competes. Producer/director Chuck Bail was formerly a stunt coordinator, which helps to explain the incessant car crashes and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"Former stunt coordinator Chuck Bail produced and directed but he didn't have much of a plot."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Although we are all going to have the greatest difficulty even remembering the name of The Gumball Rally in three months' time, it is a pleasant, slick, inoffensive entertainment."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It relies almost exclusively on the exceptional stunt work, the plot only occasionally dropping into first gear for some boring and irrelevant dramatic stuff."
‑ , Time Out
"One of many coast-to-coast car-race films indistinguishable from the others."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"People who pay money to see this effort to find knee-slappers in the 55 mile-an-hour speed limit will also make amiable fools of themselves."
‑ Richard Eder, New York Times
"The cars are the stars"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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