The Gumball Rally
The Gumball Rally (1976)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Former stunt coordinator Chuck Bail produced and directed but he didn't have much of a plot.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Time Out

It relies almost exclusively on the exceptional stunt work, the plot only occasionally dropping into first gear for some boring and irrelevant dramatic stuff.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of many coast-to-coast car-race films indistinguishable from the others.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

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.

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Shane Burridge
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The cars are the stars

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jacob Ethington
This is one of those movies you find on accident and before you know what hit you (in this case, hit you at 180 miles per hour), you're watching a… More
Dean McKenna
This movie I haven't seen since I bought the DVD this year. It's really hilarious and outrageous illegal road race. Whoo! And a silent moustache… More
AJ Verser
One of the first of the cross country illegal car racing movies. Like most of them, there is a big cast, and a bunch of stars, and the movie is very funny for… More
Anthony Lawrie
I loved this as a kid but the premise has been spoilt now by evil rich kids.