The Gumball Rally is a silly forced, one-note and strident comedy about a cross-country auto race by a bunch of formula-kooky characters. Former stunt coordinator Chuck Bail produced and directed but he didn’t have much of a plot.
Bail and Leon Capetanos concocted the story which the latter scripted. Dilettante businessman Michael Sarrazin and lifetime rival Tim McIntire are among a group of auto fanatics who periodically assemble for a cross-country race, sanctioned by nobody and psychotically opposed by policeman Normann Burton.
Latter’s attempts to thwart the race are supposed to remind one of Wiley Coyote’s snares for the Roadrunner; the animated capers remain the more effective.