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The Gumball Rally Details


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 near-misses in the film. Surprisingly, the doggedly low-budget Gumball Rally was produced by First Artists, a company formed by such major stars as Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, and Steve McQueen for the purpose of creating "prestige" film fare. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Michael Sarrazin
as Bannon
Norman Burton
as Roscoe
Gary Busey
as Gibson
John Durren
as Preston
Susan Flannery
as Alice
Harvey Jason
as Lapchick
Tim McIntire
as Smith
Joanne Nail
as Jane
J. Pat O'Malley
as Barney
Tricia O'Neil
as Angie
Lazaro Perez
as Jose
Nicholas Pryor
as Graves
Vaughn Taylor
as Andy
Wally Taylor
as Avila
Raul Julia
as Franco
Rod Colbin
John Furlong
as Man on Freeway
Wes Dawn
as Jaguar Team
Med Flory
Gray Johnson
as Truck Driver
Chuck Courtney
as Motorcycle Rider
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Ontley
Gary Littlejohn
as Motorcycle Rider
Colleen Camp
Lou David
as Mugger
Edward Ansara
as Head Waiter
Eddy Donno
as Mel (Van Team)
Casey Kasem
Larry Silvestri
as Corvette Team
John Lawlor
as Jake
Whitey Hughes
as Corvette Team


Chuck Bail
Chuck Bail
Chuck Bail
Screen Story
Leon Capetanos
Leon Capetanos
Screen Story
Dominic Frontiere
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart H. Pappe
Maury Winetrobe
Morrie Hoffman
Set Designer
Dodie Shepard
Costume Designer
Arthur Piantadosi
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Randall
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Minkler
Sound/Sound Designer
Les Fresholtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Charlie Picerni
Eddy Donno
Stunts Coordinator