The Gumball Rally
The Gumball Rally (1976)

A motley cast of characters race cross-country from New York to California in this comedy packed with car crashes.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 1976
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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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Shane Burridge

The cars are the stars

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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

I don't know why I like this film. If I thought about it too much, I probably wouldn't.

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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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TV Guide

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
As I'm sure many are aware, this movie is based on the real unofficial road race, the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, or the… 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
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
Aj V
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